The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) tied for first place on the 2018 QS World University Rankings for library and information management programs. SILS and the University of Sheffield in the U.K. had the same overall score on the QS list, which evaluates programs based on academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per paper and H-index citations. In addition to its top overall placement, SILS had a perfect score of 100 for academic reputation.
With offices in London, Paris, Bucharest, Stuttgart, Mumbai and Singapore, QS endeavors to link high achievers from the graduate, MBA and executive communities with leading business schools, postgraduate departments and employers from around the world. QS organizes the largest business education events in the world – the QS World MBA Tour and the QS World Executive MBA Tour – as well as the QS World Grad School Tour.
SILS has been consistently ranked as one of the top schools of library and information studies by U.S. News & World Report. The most recently published review in 2017 ranked SILS third overall and first in the digital librarianship and health librarianship specialty areas.