QS World University Rankings is a global research and annual ranking of the world's best universities according to the British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
This ranking evaluates more than 20 thousand universities around the world. To get into the ranking, universities annually submit data in an extensive volume and in a specially established format.
Universities are assessed on six indicators: research activity, teaching, employer opinion and career potential, the number of foreign students and teachers. In order to participate in the rankings, a university must offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs in at least two broad subject areas (for example, arts and social sciences, engineering and technology, law and business).
This year, the company published the QS World University Rankings 2021, which included 10 Kazakhstani universities.
The best results were shown by KazNU named after al-Farabi, rising to 165th place and ENU named after L.N. Gumilyov to 357th place. SKSU named after M.Auezov holds the bar for the third year, having risen by one position. It is also worth noting the KIMEP University, which this year entered the ranking, ranking 751+. KazNRTU named after K. Satpayev and KazNAU entered the TOP-600 this year.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and Harvard University also remained in the top three in foreign universities.