About QS

Founded in 1990 by Nunzio Quacquarelli, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is a leading global higher education company offering a range of products and services for universities and students.

QS employs over 500 staff around the world, with offices in Australia, France, Germany, India, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

QS is widely known as a pioneer in university rankings, producing the QS World University Rankings and related regional and national rankings each year. Alongside the rankings, QS offers a variety of services including advertising and lead generationconsulting serviceshigher education industry events and awardsinternational partnerships and mobility softwarestudent conversion and enrollment servicesstudent recruitment fairs, and university rankings and ratings intelligence.

QS’ mission is “To enable motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfil their potential through educational achievement, international mobility, and career development.”

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In 2019, as part of its commitment to sustainability, QS became a certified CarbonNeutral® Company, reflecting its efforts to reduce its impact on the environment through a range of efficiency initiatives and offsetting unavoidable emissions through a verified carbon offset forestry project in Brazil.

QS CarbonNeutral Company certification