University rankings are of growing importance to internationally mobile students, academics, university managers, policy makers and politicians, employers, alumni and other interest groups.
Martin Ince is an expert on global schemes for university ranking, with a deep knowledge of how they are produced and how they are used.
He set up the Times Higher/QS World University Rankings in 2004. Now published by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the World University Rankings are today one of the principal ranking systems for international higher education. He chairs the QS Advisory Board on rankings systems.
Martin works with universities around the world on rankings issues. See this page for more on how he can help your institution’s thinking and practice in this important arena.
Perhaps because any new ranking is analysed in depth by the world’s cleverest people, rankings are complex and subtle. The number of international rankings grows all the time, with QS in the lead when it comes to innovation in this field. As well as the World University Rankings, we publish subject rankings for over 40 disciplines: Asian, Latin American and Arab Region rankings: a BRICS ranking: and the world’s top student cities, won by Paris. (Click the link above if you want to take a look.) Each has its own indicators and weightings. No university can find its way unaided through all this complexity, so please talk to us instead of trying. There is now a QS global ranking of student employability and its influence grow in coming years.
Do it soon. In Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, the Red Queen famously says that “It takes all the running you can do, just to stay in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else you must run at least twice as fast.” The same is true in abundance for the world of university ranking and reputation.