Mumbai: Which cities are the most preferred destinations for international students? QS Quacquarelli Symonds, compilers of the QS World University Ranking, has announced that it will release the QS Best Student Cities 2017 rankings on 15 February 2017. The ranking will be based on a host of criteria such as higher education options, student community, quality of life, employment opportunities, and affordability.
For this year ranking, QS has incorporated the views and perception of students and graduates worldwide through a short online survey. The global education rating agency has collected over 18,000 responses from students across the globe in December 2016 and January 2017.
For the past four editions, the QS Best Student Cities Rank, has been led by Paris. In 2016, the second place was claimed by Melbourne. Tokyo, Sydney and London were placed at third, fourth and fifth positions in the ranking table.
Last year the ranking has placed 75 cities in the list while QS will release the 2017 Ranking with 100 cities. In addition to the global survey, the Best Student Cities index is based on more than 20 individual parameters to evaluate each city. These matrices are grouped into six categories: University Rankings, Student Mix, Employer Activity, Desirability, Affordability, and Student View.
Top Ten QS Best Cities 2016 (previous year ranking)
- Hong Kong