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1 Copyright © 2012 QS Intelligence Unit Ben Sowter Head of Division, QS Intelligence Unit September 2012 Trusted. Independent. Global.

2 Alison Richard Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge Trusted. Independent. Global.2

3 3 Shanghai Rankings emerge 2003 QS (initially with THES) and Webometrics Rankings launched 2004 Employer component added to QS ranking 2005 QS University Rankings: Asia launched 2009 URAP rankings begin 2010 QS University Rankings: Latin America launch October 2011 QS Best Student Cities published February 2012 Improved subject tables extended to embrace 29 disciplines June 2012 HEEACT ranking published for the first time 2007 Times Higher Education go their own way 2010

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5 To ENABLE motivated people around the WORLD achieve their POTENTIAL by fostering international MOBILITY, educational ACHIEVEMENT and career DEVELOPMENT Trusted. Independent. Global.5

6  Higher education costs increasing  Number of students increasing  Number of international students increasing  More universities actively recruiting  Flooded with information  Employers increasingly dissatisfied with graduate skill sets  Need for discernment  Need for navigation tools Trusted. Independent. Global.6

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9 9 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

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11  46,079 academic respondents  25,564 employer respondents  729 institutions ranked  72 countries overall  32 countries in top 200  19m students at ranked institutions  16m self-citations excluded  1m visits in first week  Avg change in position:  Top 100 – 4.6 places  Top 200 – 9.1 places  Top 100 an average of 7 years younger than 2010  9.2% growth in international students at top 200  35% of all international students at top 3% of institutions Trusted. Independent. Global.11

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15 ARWUQSWebometricsTHE 1HarvardMITHarvardCaltech 2StanfordCambridgeMITHarvard 3MITHarvardStanford 4BerkeleyUCLBerkeleyOxford 5CambridgeOxfordCornellPrinceton 6CaltechImperialMinnesotaCambridge 7PrincetonYalePennsylvaniaMIT 8ColumbiaChicagoWisconsinImperial 9ChicagoPrincetonUIUCChicago 10OxfordCaltechMichigan StateBerkeley Trusted. Independent. Global.15 August 2012 September 2012October 2011 July 2012

16 UNIVERSITY RANKINGS Trusted. Independent. Global subject tables in 2011 More anticipated for 2012 MORE SUBJECTSMORE DIMENSIONS QS Best Student Cities MORE CONTEXTS

17  A way to address many criticisms of rankings  A broad based rating system, designed to identify, evaluate and recognize universities for their diverse and specialist strengths.  Once evaluated, universities are awarded with a star rating, based on their performance.  Can include all universities—including those not in the rankings or low ranked  Benefits institutions looking to increase international presence Trusted. Independent. Global. 17

18 Learning Environment 100 Learning Environment 100 Specialist Criteria 200 Specialist Criteria 200 Advanced Criteria 100 Advanced Criteria 100 Core Criteria 600 Core Criteria 600 Trusted. Independent. Global.18 Points Available – 1000 Facilities 6 indicators 100 Online/Distance 6 indicators 100 Discipline Ranking 2 indicators 150 Accreditation 2 indicators 50 Teaching 6 indicators 150 Employability 3 indicators 150 Research 5 indicators Research 5 indicators 150 Internationalization 7 indicators Internationalization 7 indicators 150 Innovation 3 indicators 50 Culture 3 indicators 50 Access 4 indicators Access 4 indicators 50 Engagement 4 indicators Engagement 4 indicators 50 Version OR

19 David Eastwood Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham

20 Trusted. Independent. Global.20 More than double the average for the world’s top 600

21 Source: World Bank – World Development Indicators21

22 QS Global Academic Survey Count 327 % Global 0.7% Avg years in academia 20.3 Average seniorityAssistant Professor Leaders 44 Rank by response 38 QS Global Employer Survey Weighted Count 547 % Global 2.2% Rank by response 13 Average seniorityOther Human Resources Most responsive sector Manufacturing Trusted. Independent. Global.22

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24 Institutions in RangeAverage Rank Range Change Change Overall Trusted. Independent. Global.24

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26 Aspect ScoreRankScoreRankScoreRank SYSTEM ACCESS FLAGSHIP ECONOMIC OVERALL Trusted. Independent. Global.26

27 Institution Aristotle University of Thessaloniki University of Crete National and Kapodistrian University of Athens National Technical University of Athens University of Patras Athens University of Economics and Business 601+ Trusted. Independent. Global.27

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30  1,500 following live launch  Over one million direct visitors in week one  Results online at  Detailed methodologies and survey response analysis at Trusted. Independent. Global.30 FEBRUARYMAY JUNE SEPTEMBER

31 Umberto Eco Essayist, Philosopher & Novelist 31

32 Results: Methodology & Comment: Facebook: Trusted. Independent. Global.32


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