De Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking is, similar to the Shanghai ranking and the Times Higher Education ranking, a “league table” ranking that ranks universities worldwide based on a number of indicators, i.e. academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, number of citations per faculty, proportion of international faculty and the proportion of international students. Characteristic for the QS ranking is the high weight that is given to reputation surveys (50%) in the calculation of the ranking.
Every year, the QS ranking publishes its main ranking, the QS World University rankings, in which the best 1000 universities worldwide are ranked. In addition, the QS also offers numerous subrankings that rank specific groups of universities (e.g. based on age, geographical location, etc.).
Hasselt University in the QS Ranking
Hasselt University appeared for the first time in the QS World University Rankings in its 2020-2021 edition and was ranked on position 456 of the best universities worldwide.