QS Stars Snapshot 2013

We are reaching the very end of 2013, a great time to look at the QS Stars highlights of 2013.
QS Stars has captured a global audience, over 60 institutions signed up to QS Stars from 10 new countries in 2013, of which 33 completed their audits in 2013. There are now over 40 different countries represented and over 180 participating institutions.

In 2013:

  • One university has been rated a 5 stars plus university; The University of New South Wales renewed their QS Stars audit and was once again awarded a Five Stars Plus Rating.
  • Seven universities from Canada, UK, Mexico, Australia and Denmark received Five Stars awards. These are Aalborg University; Griffith University, Macquarie University, Technologico de Monterrey, The University of Western Ontario, University of Calgary and University of Leicester.
  • Six of the universities that have been rated 4 stars are from South Korea, Mexico, Belgium, United States, Portugal, Spain.
  • Ten Universities were awarded 3 stars these come from South Africa, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Australia, Jordan, Malaysia and Pakistan.
  • There were six institutions rated 2 stars from Iraq, Russia, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.
  • At least four QS Stars award ceremonies took place around the world.
  • University of Coimbra achieved 4 stars overall and awarded 5 stars in Research.
  • University of Jordan achieved3 stars overall and can enjoy a 5 star rating in Employability due to their outstanding reputation amongst employers, high graduate employment rate and support provided at the university in terms of Careers Services.
  • Universidade de Alacala with an overall of 4 stars was awarded 5 stars in internationalization.
  • Tecnologico de Monterrey and University of New South Wales rated Five Stars in Social Sciences and Management.
  • University of Calgary are rated Five Stars in Life Sciences and Medicine.
  • Griffith University are rated Five Stars in Law.
  • Macquarie University are rated Five Stars in Linguistics.

Look forward to a promising year ahead and to announcing the results of the participating universities that will be rated in 2014.

Happy New Year from the QS Intelligence Unit!


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