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QS World University Rankings 2022

Globally recognized and produced by Quacquarelli Symonds, a higher education publisher, the QS World University Rankings has consistently based its ranking methodology on six key metrics.

They include Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio. Each metric contributes a percentage towards an institution’s final score.

Academic Reputation (40%)

With a weightage of 40%, the Academic Reputation metric is based on the Academic Survey - a collation of expert opinions from 94,000 higher education individuals regarding teaching and research quality - and is touted as the world’s largest survey of academic opinion. 

Faculty/Student Ratio (20%)

QS considers measuring faculty/student ratio as the most effective proxy metric for teaching quality, as it relates to how institutions are able to facilitate meaningful access between students and lecturers. The ranking methodology also recognizes that a high number of faculty members will represent a lower teaching burden.  

Employer Reputation (10%)

This metric is based on responses to the QS Employer Survey, where employers are asked to identify institutions from which they source “the most competent, innovative and effective graduates.” 

Citations per faculty (20%)

In order to calculate the Citations per Faculty metric, QS quantifies the total number of citations received by all faculty member-produced papers from an institution - across a five-year period.  

QS performs a normalization of citations as well, given that different academic fields have variant publishing cultures. This year alone, the ranking provider assessed 74 million citations from 13.5 million papers (excluding self-citations). 

International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio (5% each)

Institutions that score well for these metrics are those that are capable of attracting faculty members and students from all over the world. An internationalized higher education sector provides the community with a multicultural environment, allowing for exposure to cultures and beliefs, besides raising students to develop international sympathies and global awareness.

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Below, we’ve compiled the top universities in each destination - Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, and the UK. If you’re keen to find out more on what it means to study abroad in any of these countries, fill in your details and make a free appointment with one of our friendly counselors!

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QS Top 10 Universities in Australia 2022

Rank

University

Global Rank

1

The Australian National University

27

2

The University of Melbourne

37

3

The University of Sydney

38

4

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

43

5

The University of Queensland

47

6

Monash University

58

7

The University of Western Australia

93

8

The University of Adelaide

108

9

University of Technology Sydney

133

10

University of Wollongong

193

QS Top 10 Universities in New Zealand 2022

Rank

University

Global Rank

1

The University of Auckland

85

2

University of Otago

194

3

Victoria University of Wellington

236

4

University of Canterbury 

258

5

Massey University

284

6

Lincoln University

372

7

University of Waikato

373

8

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

451

QS Top 10 Universities in Canada 2022

Rank

University

Global Rank

1

University of Toronto

26

2

McGill University

27

3

University of British Columbia

46

4

Université de Montréal

111

5

University of Alberta

126

6

McMaster University

140

7

University of Waterloo

149

8

Western University

170

9

University of Ottawa

230

10

University of Calgary

235

QS Top 10 Universities in the UK 2022

Rank

University

Global Rank

1

University of Oxford

2

2

University of Cambridge

3

3

Imperial College London

7

4

UCL

8

5

The University of Edinburgh

16

6

The University of Manchester

27

7

King’s College London

35

8

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

49

9

The University of Warwick

61

10

University of Bristol

62

QS Top 10 Universities in Ireland 2022

Rank

University

Global Rank

1

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

101

2

University College Dublin

177

3

National University of Ireland Galway

238

4

University College Cork

286

5

Dublin City University

439

6

University of Limerick

511-520

7

Maynooth University

701-750

8

Technological University Dublin

801-1000

QS Top 10 Universities in USA 2022

Rank

University

Global Rank

1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

1

2

Stanford University

3

3

Harvard University

5

4

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

6

5

University of Chicago

10

6

University of Pennsylvania

13

7

Yale University

14

8

Columbia University

19

9

Princeton University

20

10

Cornell University

21

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