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Three New University Rankings Releases: Coming Soon

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For the first time, QS is this year launching three regional university rankings all on the same day: 10 June 2015. The 2015 editions of the QS University Rankings: Asia, QS University Rankings: Latin America and QS University Rankings: Arab Region will all be released on this date, providing insights into changing trends in three of the most dynamic and fast-developing parts of the world.

Alongside the overall QS World University Rankings®, these rankings aim to highlight leading universities across the planet, and particularly outside of the world regions which tend to dominate global rankings.

Each has been developed in consultation with experts in the relevant region. The methodologies are designed to reflect regional challenges and priorities, as well as the four key pillars of the QS rankings framework: research, teaching, employability and internationalization. All are published in interactive online tables, which can be sorted by individual performance indicators and by country.

 

QS University Rankings: Asia

Published annually since 2009, the QS University Rankings: Asia highlights the leading 300 universities in Asia. Its methodology has nine components: academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (10%), faculty/student ratio (20%), citations per paper (15%), papers per faculty (15%), proportion of international faculty (2.5%) and international students (2.5%), proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5%) and proportion of outbound exchange students (2.5%). In 2014’s edition the top three places went to the National University of Singapore (NUS), KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), and the University of Hong Kong.

Watch this space for 2015’s results.

QS University Rankings: Latin America

First published in 2011, the QS University Rankings: Latin America has been extended this year, now featuring more than 300 of the region’s top-performing institutions. It assesses performance on seven indicators: academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), faculty/student ratio (10%), citations per paper (10%), papers per faculty (10%), proportion of staff with a PhD (10%) and web impact (10%). In the 2014 edition, the top spot went to the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), followed by Brazil’s Universidad de São Paulo and Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp).

For 2015’s results, keep an eye on this page.

QS University Rankings: Arab Region

Among the newest additions to the QS rankings portfolio, the QS University Rankings: Arab Region was first published in a pilot edition in 2014. Its methodology draws on nine components: academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), faculty/student ratio (20%), web impact (10%), proportion of staff with a PhD (5%), citations per paper (5%), citations per faculty member (5%), and proportion of international faculty (2.5%) and international students (2.5%). In the first edition, Saudi Arabia took both first and third place, with King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals and King Saud University respectively, while Lebanon’s American University of Beirut came second.

For 2015, this ranking is being extended to cover the region’s top 100 universities – check here for the full results next week.

All three rankings will be officially published online on 10 June 2015. For further announcements and future releases, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation with #QSWUR.

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Written by Laura Bridgestock
The former editor of TopUniversities.com, Laura oversaw the site's editorial content and student forums. She also edited the QS Top Grad School Guide and contributed to market research reports, including 'How Do Students Use Rankings?'

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