QS World Rankings of Australian Universities 2017 - 2018
QS Ranking of Australian Universities
Source: QS World University Rankings
The first of what was to become the QS ranking system was developed within the Times Higher Education Supplement (THE). The publisher contracted Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), an independent education and careers advice company, to collect the data and prepare the rankings. In 2009 THE decided to split with QS and develop their own ranking system, claiming that the QS system was not comprehensive enough and favoured science over the humanities as well as being too heavily biased in favour of English speaking institutions. However QS continued to publish its rankings and they remain popular throughout the world.
The particular measurements used by the QS ranking system are:
* 40% Academic peer review
* 20% Faculty student ratio
* 20% Citations per faculty
* 10% Recruiter review
* 10% International orientation
These categories seem a bit narrow but this does not seem to have harmed the popularity of the QS rankings with people more focused on the end result rather than how it is produced.