Sep, 2018

Best practices to ensure high QS ranking

(September 28, 2018; Philadelphia, U.S.) Among the different indexes that are used to measure University rankings with regard to research, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking is one of the more well-known measures used to evaluate factors like faculty-student ratio, international students, and academic repute. QS World University Rankings are an annual compilation that rank leading universities by subject. This helps researchers identify a leading university in a particular subject. The ranking is typically based on results of global surveys and research citations.

These rankings significantly influence the researcher’s decision. Here are just a few ways that universities can improve their QS World Rankings.

1. Globalization

The inevitable logic of globalization suggests the need to make research more readily accessible to people far and wide. “The whole world is moving forward quickly on knowledge production, and everybody is very keen to reference everybody else. We are seeing a global trend toward more, more, more,” said Ben Sowter, the research director of QS. He further added, “English is a great advantage. In the big citation areas – the natural sciences, medicine, engineering – English is the primary driver of citation performance,”

2. Accessibility of resources

An unquestionably significant part of producing top-notch research is making quality resources accessible to researchers. Universities that have established a noteworthy stock of resources like libraries and laboratories that are regularly upgraded have the upper hand as far as both primary and secondary research is concerned. Additionally, the funding available for research work is of paramount importance for a study to progress smoothly.

3. Faculty

The most important and basic resource that determines the quality of a University is unquestionably the faculty itself. High QS rankings are to an extent dependent on faculty-student ratio and data related to teaching and research faculty. Furthermore, the number of faculty and students holding an overseas nationality may also be an indication of inclusivity and global reach and thus positively affect your QS World Rankings overall.

4. Publication Coaching

Handholding researchers in their publication journey is important to improve their chances of publication. Coaching researchers and training them to create publish-worthy manuscripts is challenging and several universities may not be able to sufficiently coach an overwhelming number of students in research practices. Developing an in-depth understanding helps researchers improve the quality of their research and improves the research output of the university.
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