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International Trade Rankings

Hinrich Foundation and QS to launch the International Trade Rankings in November 2022

The Hinrich Foundation has partnered with educational ranking expert QS to evaluate and rank graduate programs in the area of international trade (read news release). QS is the world’s largest provider of Higher Education insights and evaluations, known for its flagship World University Rankings used by millions of students each year.

The International Trade Rankings is worldwide. This first-of-its-kind Rankings will offer a number of benefits for both individuals and organizations who are in the international trade ecosystem, notably:

Aspiring trade professionals

For those that are looking to develop their careers and embark on further study in the field of international trade, the Rankings will identify for you the preeminent graduate international trade programs worldwide. This will help those in the sector, or seeking to enter the sector, in selecting the best program in their region and internationally.

To ensure that education opportunities are accessible to more students, the Hinrich Foundation will provide scholarships to top-ranked international trade programs. Learn about our current Hinrich Foundation scholarships.


With reputation being a critical component of student choice, the International Trade Rankings identifies – for recognition and promotion – the top international trade graduate programs in the world. The Rankings will recognize the quality of your program, increase student interest in your program and enhance the reputation of your university.

The Hinrich Foundation intends to reward universities with scholarships for top-ranked international trade programs. To include your graduate program in the Rankings, contact us.


For those who are teaching on a ranked international trade program, the Ranking will showcase your program and your great work. It will attract more students to your program and it will identify other programs and academics with whom you may wish to interact.

To help you to enhance your teaching and research in trade, the Hinrich Foundation provides a range of resources, including research grants.

Trade employers   

We know the challenge of attracting great staff. The Rankings will identify for you the best international trade programs from which you can source skilled talent for your organization. In doing so, you’ll be hiring motivated, and more importantly, trade-ready graduates.

Likewise, for your existing high potential staff whom you wish to retain and develop, the Rankings will enable you to select the best trade-specific programs to prepare them for roles of growing responsibility within your firm.

If you are looking for outreach activities, the best programs are always on the lookout for opportunities to engage with industry. The Hinrich Foundation would be happy to facilitate introductions to the best trade programs in the world.

The Rankings will be released in November 2022. For updates, register here.

Trade Experts Consultation Committee Members

To ensure the relevancy of the Rankings criteria, the Foundation has elicited input from a panel of trade professionals and professors of practice with decades of experience working across global trade value chains and graduate-level teaching. To view the profiles of the members, click here.

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