QS Rankings Overview

The QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The QS Rankings consist of a subset of rankings which University of Galway partake in:


For each of the above rankings, a number of metrics are used to measure and score a University's performance. Two of the metrics (Academic Reputation and Employer Reputation) are based on surveys conducted by the QS. These surveys are carried out on a population of over 150,000  academics and 99,000 employers.  See more details on how the QS calculates these surveys and definitions of the various metrics used in the rankings below.    

in 2023 QS implemented a methodology change, reweighting some of the existing metrics and introducing three new metrics, to better emphasise employability and sustainability: