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Rating Universities on Internationalization: QS Stars

The QS Stars university rating system uses seven criteria to measure universities' progress towards internationalization.

We live in an increasingly globalized world, and therefore it’s no longer enough for a university to only think within the borders of its own country.
The best have acknowledged this, and as well as having healthy numbers of international students and faculty, they will be actively involved with other universities across the world in mutually beneficial research projects.

QS Stars Rating: Universities Recognize Benefits

Danny Byrne examines universities' feedback so far on the new QS Stars rating service.

The extent to which academics welcome the annual spate of university rankings is often dependent upon the extent to which their institution is flattered by its position.

But whether for or against, one thing that most people can agree on is that rankings only measure certain key aspects of institutional performance.

QS Stars: A New University Rating

John O'Leary, a member of the QS academic advisory board, explains what the new QS Stars university rating system is all about.

Rankings continue to capture the headlines, but many universities have become increasingly interested in a form of assessment that judges them solely on their own qualities, rather than in relation to other institutions.

QS Stars Ratings Explained

QS Stars: Methodology

What criteria does QS Stars use when rating universities, and why?

There has been much discussion around what attributes form a world-class university, particularly with the growing popularity of university rankings and the criteria used to assess universities worldwide.

Much criticism has been directed to the criteria used in rankings and other assessments, based on the argument that universities are different to one another and therefore need to be assessed on a range of categories that recognize distinct strengths.