What is 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.
Advantages for Institutions
- Improves international recognition and allows the university to reach out to more students
- Increased web presence
- Increased media awareness
- May be used as an auditing tool to help improve institution’s performance
- Gives those institutions that are not highly ranked or do not appear in the rankings an opportunity to reach out to their prospect students, to stand out and to be recognised for their excellence
In addition to the QS Stars badge, which they can use for their own promotional purposes, institutions also receive an evaluation report once the audit has taken place; this is called “The Development Roadmap”. It highlights a university’s key strengths in the evaluation and areas for improvement. QS Stars gives institutions the opportunity to spotlight their strengths, efforts and specialist areas.