The 2018 QS World University Ranking sees China-EU School of Law’s (CESL) partner universities among the best universities in the world. Tsinghua University (ranking in 25thplace), the University of Manchester (34th), KU Leuven (71th), Lund University (78th) and Trinity College Dublin (88th) made the Top 100. In total, 11 out of 16 CESL partners belong to the 950 top universities according to the latest ranking.
The British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) specialising in education and study abroad allots the highest weighing of any metric to capture university performance to an institution’s academic reputation, which contributes 40 percent to an institution’s final score. QS collated the opinions of over 70,000 scholars and scientists regarding teaching and research quality for this. A further 10 percent of the overall total base on over 30,000 responses to an employer survey. Twenty percent each of the score are evaluated from the faculty/student ratio and citations per faculty, for which QS assessed 99 million citations from 10.3 million papers once self-citations were excluded. An international faculty ratio and an international student ratio are worth five percent respectively.
QS World University Ranking is considered as the most influential international university ranking along with the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE). It has been published annually since 2004.
The China-EU School of Law in Beijing is the only jointly run Chinese-European law school worldwide. A consortium of 16 universities and institutions of higher education from China and Europe has realised the school’s academic programmes, research projects and professional training courses since 2008.