Rising eight places to break into the top ten globally, the GSA is now also in the top five higher education institutions in Europe for art and design.

The annual QS World University rankings are created using a number of key metrics the highest weighted of which are academic reputation and employer reputation.

Based on its Academic Survey, the QS collates the expert opinions of over 80,000 individuals in the higher education space about teaching and research quality at the world’s universities.

In doing so, it has grown to become the world’s largest survey of academic opinion, and, in terms of size and scope, and is an unparalleled means of measuring sentiment in the academic community.

The QS employer reputation metric, meanwhile, is based on over 40,000 responses to the QS Employer Survey, and asks employers to identify those institutions from which they source the most competent, innovative, effective graduates. The QS Employer Survey is also the world’s largest of its kind.

Professor Irene McAra-McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art director, said: “The GSA’s ranking as the only UK art school outside of London ranked in the global top 10 is a reflection not only of the calibre of our research, teaching and international reach, but of the creativity and innovation of our students and graduates.

“It also underlines the importance of the GSA’s contribution to Glasgow’s economy and the City’s internationally recognised position as a centre for creativity and culture with over 65% of our students choosing to remain in the city after graduation.”



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