AuditThe results of the  2012/13 QS World University Ranking were announced. A record 72 countries are featured in the top 700 universities ranked globally, following a rapid acceleration in international mobility. The top 100 universities average nearly 10% more international students than in 2011, the biggest single-year increase in the rankings’ nine-year history.
True to the student-focused principles upon which the QS methodology was founded in 2004, half of the overall weighting is attributed to the views of academics (40%) and employers (10%). These surveys have grown significantly again this year showing that academics and employer worldwide are keen to participate in what they view as an important evaluation process. Both surveys remain the largest of their type ever undertaken, and the 2012/13 rankings include responses from over 48,000 academics and 26,000 employers.
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