QS Quacquarelli Symonds is the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector, whose mission is to enable motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfil their potential through educational achievement, international mobility, and career development.
The QS World University Rankings portfolio, inaugurated in 2004, has grown to become the world’s most popular source of comparative data about university performance. Their flagship website, www.TopUniversities.com – the home of their rankings – was viewed 149 million times in 2019, and over 94,000 media clippings pertaining to, or mentioning, QS were published by media outlets across the world in 2019.
Beyond QS’s publication of the world’s market-leading university rankings portfolio, QS also compile the QS International Student Survey – the world’s largest survey of the sentiments, motivations, and preferences of prospective international students. Their student-facing event series – The QS World Grad School Tour, QS World MBA Tour, and QS World University Tour – gave 225,000 prospective students the chance to meet admissions directors at some of the world’s top universities, across 365 events worldwide.