QS World University rankings

In some ways rankings are symptomatic of the demand for transparency from universities; it seems only fair that they themselves should be open to comparable scrutiny. In the last decade, the capability of the world’s universities to measure their own performance and provide solid data to third parties has transformed – perhaps in part to the stimulus from ranking organizations – and potentially opened a path to more sophisticated tools. There are a variety of fundamental aspects any ranking or evaluation ought to consider part of its responsibility with regard to transparency. This presentation will outline the QS philosophy and provide a frank self-assessment of its own performance and plans in this context.

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