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QS vs THE World University Rankings

What are the differences? 

QS Times Higher Education
What is it?
When did the rankings start?
How many universities are ranked?
When are the rankings released annually?
How are the rankings calculated?
Who are the current top 5 (as of 2018) ?
What are the top Malaysian universities (Public) ?
What are the top Malaysian universities? (Private)
What else should I know?
qs-world-university QSthe-world-university-rankings Times Higher Education
What is it?

It as a list of university rankings published by a British company specialising in education called Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)

It is a list of university rankings published by a weekly, London-based magazine called Times Higher Education (THE). 

When did the rankings start?

2004

2004

How many universities are ranked?

1,000

1,000

When are the rankings released annually?

June

September

How are the rankings calculated?
  • Academic reputation (based on survey): 40%
  • Faculty/Student Ratio: 20%
  • Citations per faculty: 20%
  • Employer reputation: 10%
  • International student ratio: 5%
  • International staff ratio: 5%

  • Teaching – learning environment: 30%
  • Research: 30%
  • Citations: 30%
  • International outlook (staff, students, research): 7.5%
  • Industry Income (knowledge transfer): 2.5%
Who are the current top 5 (as of 2018) ?
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Stanford University
  • Harvard University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
What are the top Malaysian universities (Public) ?
What are the top Malaysian universities? (Private)

What else should I know?
  • International Ranking Expert (IRG) approval
  • Subjective indicators
  • QS Stars assessment available (pay to be evaluated)
  • Rankings has been subject to independent audit by PrincewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • New, improved methodology since 2010
  • Subjective reputation survey