QS World University Rankings by Subject

This session will provide an exclusive preview of the forthcoming 2020 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, several weeks ahead of its official launch. Focusing on the Politics & International Studies ranking, the session will detail the methodologies and provide insight into what is required for an institution to enter the ranking. The session will also map trends – globally and across the region to highlight trends in the forthcoming results and reflect on how the landscape has been changing over time.

21 February 2020, 2:45 PM- 4:15 PM (1 hour 30 min)

Victoria University Wellington,, Lecture Theatre 1, Rutherford House, Ground Floor



Mr. Leigh Kamolins

Head of Evaluation
QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Leigh Kamolins is Head of Evaluation at QS. He is responsible for the organization’s catalogue of rankings including the QS World University Rankings and the QS Stars university rating system. He has a background in performance evaluation, quality assurance and evaluation system design. Before joining QS, Leigh led a team at the UK Department for Education reporting on the performance of England’s biggest school reform program in 100 years. He also has previous experience in the public sector in Australia, designing anti-corruption and human rights monitoring frameworks. He has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from Monash University in Australia which included a period of studying abroad at King’s College London.