Guildhall named in Top 10 world performing arts institutions for 2016
QS World University Rankings bases results on global surveys of academics and employers, and research impact
The Guildhall School has been named in the top 10 of performing arts institutions worldwide by QS World University Rankings for 2016.
Placing 9th, the School joins the likes of The Juilliard School, Austria’s University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and Finland’s Sibelius Academy in the top 10th percentile of specialist institutions in the ranking table, which was released on 22 March 2016.
As part of the continued expansion of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, this year sees the addition of a new ranking dedicated to the world’s top 100 performing arts schools. The ranking features a mixture of dedicated performing arts institutions and comprehensive universities with a strong offering in this field.
Half of the ranked institutions are based in either the US or UK, which claim 26 and 24 representatives respectively. There are also five representatives apiece from Australia, Brazil and Germany, and four each from Canada and France. A total of 27 countries have at least one leading performing arts school in the list.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world’s top universities in individual subject areas, covering 42 subjects as of 2016. The rankings aim to help prospective students identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field, with the list of subjects extended each year in response to high demand for subject-level comparisons.
Each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources. The first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject. The second two indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per paper and h-index in the relevant subject. These are sourced from Elsevier’s Scopus database, the world’s most comprehensive research citations database.
These four components are combined to produce the results for each of the subject rankings, with weightings adapted for each discipline. Find full information on how subject rankings are compiled.
Guildhall has traditionally placed very highly in domestic performing arts rankings, with 1st place in the Guardian University Guides in both 2013 and 2014.