QS World University Rankings is developed by the international career and education network, QS (Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd).
The ranking is based on six indicators to present a broad view of the relative strengths of the world's leading universities. The indicators are:
- Academic reputation
- Employer reputation
- Faculty student ratio
- Citations per faculty
- International faculty
- International students
More than 3,000 universities are part of the analysis, while data is published for the top 800 universities.