QS World University Rankings is a ranking of the best higher education institutions in the world in terms of their achievements in the field of education and science.

QS is considered one of the most influential global rankings of universities. It was developed in 2004 by Quacquarelli Symonds in collaboration with the British Times Higher Education. Until 2010 it was known as The World University Rankings. In 2010, the single rating was divided into two:

- The Times Higher Education publishes The World Reputation Rankings in cooperation with Thomson Reuters;

- Quacquarelli Symonds continues to produce a ranking called QS World University Rankings.

Evaluation by university ranking is carried out according to the following indicators:

- reputation in the academic environment;

- citation of scientific publications of university representatives;

- the ratio of the number of teachers and students;

- the attitude of employers towards graduates;

- relative numbers of foreign teachers and students.

These indicators include the key strategic missions of excellent universities, for which they are responsible to the education participants: the academic community, employers, students and their parents. More than 2,500 institutions of higher education around the world are evaluated annually in the study. Based on its results, a ranking of the 500 best universities in the world is compiled, as well as university rankings in individual disciplines.

In December 2021, Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University was indexed and included in the list of international universities according to the best universities of QS World University Rankings and managed to take 350th place in the ranking of European universities and became 41th university representing Ukraine in the international arena. This is a great honor and an indicator of significant achievements in the field of education and science.