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New Generation of University Applicants Strive to Become Global Citizens

New research carried out by QS with students worldwide explains the growing importance of international study. Although students in different regions have different motivations for studying abroad, they all agree on one aspect – developing global communication skills is key.

Benefits on studying internaitonally

It’s perhaps unsurprising that students from developing parts of the world are keen to learn from abroad, graduate from a reputable university and get work experience overseas. However, this is no longer just the pursuit of those from Asia, Latin America and Africa. Students in Europe and the US are equally interested in broadening horizons, becoming part of diverse communities and learning from other cultures. This could be a direct impact of globalisation, given the way businesses are becoming more connected and international, in turn increasing the demand for globally-minded graduates.

Our research, based on ~60 focus groups and over 1,800 survey responses, finds students commonly cite the following three factors when comparing universities abroad:

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QS University Rankings Webinars

 

The QS Intelligence Unit is pleased to invite you to a series of webinars for each of the regional university rankings on June 13th. These webinars will cover each of the rankings’ methodologies, explain the latest changes and will also include a preview of the results ahead of the launch (June 14th).

These webinars will be presented by the QS Intelligence Unit’s team of analysts and researchers including:

  • Baerbel Eckelmann, Research Manager
  • Dasha Karzunina, International Research Liaison
  • Leonardo Silveira, Researcher
  • Martin Juno, Product Development Manager
  • Fernando Coca Martin-Romo, Analyst
  • Samuel Wong, Senior Researcher

To register, simply click on the links provided and follow the instructions on screen. All times are GMT+1.

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Making university-industry collaborations work

In the popular post Busting five myths of university-industry collaboration the key points are that collaborations work when the research addresses a particular need in industry and there is effective communication between all stakeholders.
To address the needs of national economic development, university-industry collaborations are vital. According to research carried out by Science|Business Innovation Board AISBL, a Belgian not-for-profit scientific association, these collaborations need to move from specific projects to strategic relationships. But how do you make a shift from project focused to strategic focus?

Here are nine key learning points suggested in the report, to help your institution achieve this shift:

1. University leadership is vital

2. Built-in flexibility works best in long-term strategic partnership

3. Develop the strategy based on a shared vision

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Edu Data Summit Sophie Wannop

Welcome to the 2016 Edu Data Summit!

As the new Events Coordinator of the QS Intelligence Unit, it is my pleasure to write my first post about Edu Data Summit, a new conference initiative focusing on data and its applications in the higher education sector.

The first edition will take place in London, at the Grand Connaught Rooms, on June 8-10.

This event will be particularly relevant to Vice Chancellors, Planning Officers, Institutional Researchers, Special Advisors, DVC Researchers, and DVC International & Rankings Managers. To enjoy an Early Bird rate, register now before tickets run out! […]

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A positive happy new year message for 2016

I am pleased to be writing my first post of 2016, although I am fully aware that we are already in the fifth week of the year, but we have so many exciting projects that we have been working on that has kept us all very busy.

We had our annual company meeting last week, an opportunity for us to engage with other colleagues, share ideas, encourage best practice and learn about new ways that we can help our clients and help students. This year we had an external speaker attend our session, she was brought in as an exercise to remind us of the importance of education, but more so on how it actually did change her life. She spoke to us about having had an extremely troubled childhood from the age of 4, which led her to fall into a more troubled adolescent period, where she was subjected to drugs, suicide attempts and other dangerous life events that could have shaped the remainder of her life in a very different way. She finally came across someone that helped her, and a stroke of luck along with a helpful mentor that led her onto realising that she has so many means of accessing education. Realising how fortunate she actually was, particularly being here in the UK, she chose to pursue her education and used her misfortunes to help others realise the impact education can have and to help lead the youth of today’s world. She now works at a charity where she engages with young people and spreads her story to drive change and positivity.

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QS partners with Global Academy Jobs

QS and Global Academy Jobs join forces to make it easier for leading global minds to find the data they need. At the same time this collaboration will help ambitious universities find the best academic talent to attract research funding.

“By working together we can strengthen, deepen and accelerate our combined offering and deliver on a shared mission of serving bright minds and leading universities”, says Dan Perrett, Chair of the Board of GlobalAcademyJobs.com

“We have looked long and hard at various academic job boards and there is no doubt in my mind that GlobalAcademyJobs.com has the potential to be a strong partner. It is the only viable global board and a ‘must have’ for aspiring universities anywhere” states Nunzio Quacquarelli, Managing Director, QS Quacquarelli Symonds. […]

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In with the new and out with old? Or lessons learnt from the past? Remembering and Re-imagining Education

In light of the upcoming Re-imagine Education Awards, the innovative global competition launched last year by QS and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to find the world’s top higher education pedagogical innovation. I started reminiscing about my own university experience, and one particular course came to mind when I looked closely at Hybrid Learning. At QSIU, we are proud to have a team with a diverse skill set, a range of over 12 languages, and have come from various different universities from around the world. Below is an account of a few QSIU team members who share their own memorable experience of past pedagogical methods that have been particularly effective.

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First-Impression

Are you making a good first impression?

If you belong to a university concerned with international student recruitment, this article is for you. If your institution isn’t concerned with international recruitment yet, but you’re aiming to become a world-class university, the ability to attract the highest quality candidates from all over the world is probably going to be on your agenda soon…

QS spent four months travelling around the world, speaking to prospective international students to learn more about their motivations when applying to universities abroad. More specifically, we wanted to find out just how much first impressions matter and what would turn a student that’s never heard of your university into a student who will apply tomorrow and just how long that transition takes. We’ve met students from the Americas, China, South East Asia, India and Europe and asked them a series of questions around their first interaction with a university online and in person.

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HEW Newsletter – QS World University Rankings by Faculty

The QS World University Rankings by Faculty provide a more accurate comparison with last year’s results than our overall QS World University Rankings does. They are not affected by the methodological change that has caused extra volatility in the main rankings – this being the change in how citations are measured. Instead, the high level of stability in the Faculty Rankings illuminates the impact of the switch to normalising citations by faculty area. Few of the leading universities in any of the five faculty areas have moved by more than five places.

The only change in top position is in the Arts and Humanities, where Harvard loses first place to Oxford and is joined by Cambridge in joint second place. The other four areas have the same leaders, and the Social Sciences and Management have the same top six.

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HEW Newsletter – Foreword

The rankings season has started in earnest with the publication of the QS World University Rankings, and in this edition of the Higher Education World we examine the results and the impact of our biggest methodological change for a decade.

We also survey the results of the rankings by subject area, which are published alongside the main ranking but are unaffected by this year’s methodological change. And we look more briefly at attempts to rank universities for innovation, one of the characteristics often suggested for inclusion in world rankings.

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