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1 Trusted. Independent. Global. Ben Sowter QS Intelligence Unit BY SUBJECT

2 Trusted. Independent. Global. CAREER DEVELOPMENT EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT and INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY by fostering MOTIVATED PEOPLE To enable POTENTIAL to achieve their around the

3 Trusted. Independent. Global. OUR AUDIENCE 3 PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS ACADEMICS PROSPECTIVE PARTNERS SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDERS CURRENT STUDENTS EMPLOYERS UNIVERSITY LEADERS GOVERNMENT ALUMNI

4 Trusted. Independent. Global. STUDENT CHALLENGES 4 INCREASING COST INCREASING STUDENT NUMBERS INCREASING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT NUMBERS MORE UNIVERSITIES RECRUITING INFORMATION OVERLOAD! EMPLOYER SKILLS GAP LACK OF INDEPENDENT FILTERING TOOLS GENERIC MARKETING MESSAGES

5 Trusted. Independent. Global. OUR APPROACH 5 WORLD CLASS UNIVERSITY A UNIQUE LENS QS the only global ranking authority to consider it Central to the life goals of most prospective students An essential inclusion in every QS assessment

6 Trusted. Independent. Global. ACADEMIC REPUTATION 40% FACULTY STUDENT 20% CITATIONS PER FACULTY 20% EMPLOYER REPUTATION 10% INTL STUDENTS 5% INTL FACULTY 5%

7 Trusted. Independent. Global. DIGGING DEEPER 7 LEAGUE TABLES SUBJECTS CONTEXTS ASPECTS

8 Trusted. Independent. Global. Rankings have many faults and do not adequately describe universities and cannot show whether one institution is better than another… …but I am very happy when Cambridge is rated as the top university in the world 8 ALISON RICHARD Former Vice-Chancellor University of Cambridge

9 Trusted. Independent. Global. DATA COLLECTION CHALLENGE 9 Current exercise for the main rankings is a challenge Consensus on a consistent global definition of disciplines is probably impossible Accurately identifying the subject students or faculty belong to accurately and consistently is unrealistic

10 Trusted. Independent. Global. INDEPENDENT MEASURES 10 ACADEMIC REPUTATION EMPLOYER REPUTATION CITATIONS PER PAPER H INDEX

11 Trusted. Independent. Global.

12 SELECTION OF SUBJECTS SHORTLISTED SUBJECT GROUPS PUBLISHED RANKING PARALLELS ELSEWHERE IDENTIFIABLE IN SCOPUS REPRESENTED IN SURVEYS EXPERT REVIEW SPECIALIST INSTITUTIONS CONSIDERED OVER 300 ACADEMIC RESPONSES

13 Trusted. Independent. Global. SELECTION OF SUBJECTS Shortlisted subject grouping Parallels in other exercises Represented in surveys Identifiable in Scopus Published Ranking More than 300 academic responses Inclusion of relevant institutions Expert review 13

14 Trusted. Independent. Global. SURVEY RESPONSE BY SUBJECT

15 Trusted. Independent. Global. SURVEY ANALYSIS 15 DRAMATIC SURVEY RESPONSE GROWTH ACADEMIC EMPLOYER ,050 5,007 33,785 16,744 46,079 25,564 GEOGRAPHIC BALANCE EMPHASIS APPLIED THROUGH WEIGHTING INTL RESPONSES RESPONSES EXCLUSIVE TO SUBJECT SPECIFIC SUBJECT RESPONSES EMPLOYERS TARGETING SUBJECT

16 Trusted. Independent. Global. THE HALO EFFECT (1920) 16 EDWARD THORNDIKE American Psychologist A cognitive bias in which specific judgements of an individuals character are influenced by our overall impression of them QS COUNTER MEASURES WEIGHTING SPECIFIC vs. GENERAL ADJUSTMENTS THOROUGH SCREENING

17 Trusted. Independent. Global. BIBLIOMETRICS CITATIONSH 68m RECORDS ANALYSED SCALED IN PER PAPER VS PER FACULTY SPECIALIST WEIGHTING DRIVES MINIMUM STANDARD ELIMINATES OUTLIERS MEASURE OF OUTPUT AND INFLUENCE SPECIALIST WEIGHTING SCORE BASED ON H-INDEX NEW FOR 2013 JOURNAL LEVEL ATTRIBUTION

18 Trusted. Independent. Global. THOROUGH SCREENING PAPERS Institution must have published at least a certain number of papers in Scopus-indexed journals in a five-year period SURVEYS Institution must score at least 10 in the two survey indicators: academic and employer MANUAL Institution must offer programs in the given discipline (manual check of all leading institutions) 18

19 Trusted. Independent. Global. PAPERS AND THRESHOLDS

20 Trusted. Independent. Global. IN NUMBERS 20 EVALUATED 2,858 UNIVERSITIES OVER 94k SURVEY RESPONSES OVER 12m PAPER ATTRIBUTIONS OVER 68m CITATION ATTRIBUTIONS OVER 35k INSTITUTION SUBJECTS OVER 8,391 PROGRAMS VERIFIED RANKED 1,526 INSTITUTIONS AVERAGE 9 SUBJECTS PER INSTITUTION PLACED 678 INSTITUTIONS IN TOP 200

21 Trusted. Independent. Global. AT NUMBER HARVARD UNIVERSITY 7 MIT UC BERKELEY UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON UC DAVIS

22 Trusted. Independent. Global. IN TOP 10 # SubjectsInstitution 27 University of Cambridge 23 University of Oxford University of California, Berkeley 22 Stanford University 21 Harvard University 17 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 13 University of California, Los Angeles 12 National University of Singapore (NUS) 11 ETH Zurich 10 Princeton University Imperial College, London 22

23 Trusted. Independent. Global. SUBJECT PROFILE: UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM ARTS & HUMANITIES ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY LIFE SCIENCES & MEDICINE NATURAL SCIENCES SOCIAL SCIENCES & MANAGEMENT

24 Trusted. Independent. Global. The list is the origin of culture… How does one attempt to grasp the incomprehensible? Through lists. 24 UMBERTO ECO Essayist, Philosopher & Novelist

25 Trusted. Independent. Global. GLOBAL RESPONSE

26 Trusted. Independent. Global. THANK YOU 26 topuniversities.com iu.qs.com linkedin.com/in/bensowter


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