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QS World University Ranking


QS Ltd. publishes this yearly list which bases its scores on a mix of surveys and quantitative data. Prior to 2010, the list was a joint venture with Times Higher Education (THE).

About the list

QS World University Ranking is broader and more current than for example the Shanghai list. Half of the indicators are based on surveys and the other half quantitative data. Universities with broad educational offerings also score higher than specialized ones. 

Chalmers Rankings

Year

Rank

Other Swedish Universities

2015 132 Lund 70, KTH 101, Uppsala 102, Chalmers 132, Stockholm 182, Göteborg 247, Linköping 286, Umeå 319
2014 175 Lund 60, Uppsala 81, KTH 110, Chalmers 175, Stockholm 182, Göteborg 206, Umeå 267, Linköping 283
2013 202 Lund 67, Uppsala 79, Royal inst of tech 118, Stockholm 170, Göteborg 205, Umeå 289, Linköping 331
2012 223 Lund 71, Uppsala 81, Royal inst of tech 142, Stockholm 171, Göteborg 193
2011 202 Uppsala 83, Lund 86, Stockholm 178, Royal inst of tech 180, Göteborg 184
2010 204 Uppsala 62, Lund 72, Royal inst of tech150, Stockholm 168, Göteborg 183
2009 198 Lund 67, Uppsala 75, Royal inst of tech 174, Göteborg 185, Stockholm 215
2008 162 Uppsala 63, Lund 88, Royal inst of tech 173, Stockholm 239, Göteborg 258

Due to the change of data collection method, the placements for the different years are difficult to compare.

List of indicators


Weight


Indicator

40% Surveys from international researchers
10% Surveys from employees in international companies
5% Percentage of foreign teachers
5% Percentage of foreign students
20% Number of employees per students
20% Number of citations in Scopus per employee

QS World University Rankings by Subject 

Since 2011, QS also publishes subject specific rankings. These rankings include four indicators: Academic reputation, Employer reputation and Citations per publication and h-index. The percentages between the various subjects vary. Chemistry and Physics can consist of following 40/20/20/20%, whereas within the fields of the technology the combination of 40/30/15/15% is common. The method for the 2012 ranking changed, so it is difficult to compare to the previous year’s result. The subject specific rankings are published in the spring, but are based on data collected for the broader list collected in autumn.

Subject

Rank 2014

Rank 2013

Chemical engineering 51-100 51-100
Chemistry 101-150 101-150
Civil engineering 101-150 51-100
Computer science & Information Systems   101-150 151-200
Electrical engineering 51-100 46
Materials science 101-150 51-100
Mathematics 151-200 151-200
Mechanical engineering 51-100 43
Physics & Astronomy 101-150 101-150
Statistics & Operational Research 101-150 101-150

[Rankings are based on the value of the indicators. Rankings lower than 50 are displayed in blocks of 50].

QS World University Rankings by Faculty

Since 2013, QS also publishes i new faculty ranking for 5 facutly areas. The indicators are the same as in the subject rankings. Chalmers University or Technology is represented in two areas: Engineering & Technology (indicator weights 40/30/15/15%) och Natural Sciences (indicator weights 40/20/20/20%).  

Faculty  Rank 2013 Rank 2014
Engineering & Technology 55  61
Natural Sciences 136

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