The Conference

The conference will be a forum for staff from current and potential QS Stars rated universities to come together and share experience with their peers and partners as well as engage with the QS Stars team on process, best practices, data collection as well as the many marketing attributes the QS Star ratings offers universities.

This will be a gathering for those interested to learn more on the QS Stars audit and badges through a number of exciting panel discussions, and round tables to enable the development of indicators for the future.

About QS Stars

QS Stars is a complementary companion to rankings — a rating system that facilitates the evaluation of universities across a much broader range of criteria and with respect to established thresholds rather than the performance of others.

The objectives are to allow institutions to shine, irrespective of their size, shape and mission and to shine a light on excellence that may otherwise remain in the shade.

To know more about this service, please get in touch with your account manager or visit this page.

Not sure who your account manager is? You can get in touch with Jason Newman, Commercial Director of the QS Intelligence Unit at


  • 8.00 – Registration & Coffee
  • 8.30 – Welcome address – by Jason Newman, Commercial Director of the QS Intelligence Unit
  • 8.35 – Overall introduction on QS Stars – by Shiloh Rose, QS Stars Product Manager 
  • 9.00 – Case studies
    • Francisco J. Cantu, Associate Vice-Provost for Research – Tecnologico de Monterrey
    • Jenny Bygrave, Assistant Vice-Chancellor – Auckland University of Technology
    • Angel Calderon, Principal Advisor, Planning & Research – RMIT University
    • Veronica Gonzalez-Araujo, Associate Professor – University of Alcalà
  • 10.00 – Coffee break
  • 10.10 – Methodology developments: the future of QS Stars + Q&A – by Shiloh Rose, QS Stars Product Manager 
  • 11.10 – Student satisfaction – by Dasha Karzunina, International Research Liaison of the QS Intelligence Unit
  • 11.30 – Round tables discussions:
    • Customer feedback on data validation
    • Methodology changes
    • Using QS Stars for Marketing
    • How to read your audit?
  • 12.00 – Conclusions on the round table discussions
  • 12.15 – Closing Remarks

A light lunch will be served to delegates joining the Subject Rankings Masterclass at the Edu Data Summit.