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Ben Sowteron 1 October 2013
Transcript of QS Stars
ADOPTED IN 19 COUNTRIES
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Simple and accessible
Basis for comparison across borders
Performance is relative to others
Limited data available globally
Specialist strength often overlooked
Don't capture diversity
RECOGNIZING THE GLOBAL ELITE
Five Stars in all evaluated areas
Minimum of 900 points overall
A further critique of the ranking systems is that they are designed to say who is better than who, rather than how good you are and whether you have improved or regressed. For example, UCT could be 107 this year and make significant improvements such as recruiting more post-doctoral scholars and leading international scientists, increasing further its research articles and so on.
But if the university at position 110 has improved slightly more than UCT, the UCT will drop – though this will not reflect any deterioration. A better system would be to have categories – such as five-star, four star ratings with no limit on how many universities may qualify for five star rating if they meet the top-notch criteria.
“Do university rankings matter”
Dr Max Price, Vice Chancellor,
University of Cape Town
RATINGS BY CATEGORY
Shining a light on excellence that may otherwise remain in the shade
Established global standard
Performance in up to 12 key competencies
Embracing over 40 performance indicators
Results not dependent on the performance of others
Evaluated against preset thresholds
Towards a global "Common Data Set"
NTU is undergoing rapid development and the current ranking from QS is a confirmation that NTU today has a high international standing. NTU is participating in a QS Star audit to establish our strengths as a university across a broader set of criteria than can be measured in any ranking system, to provide valuable information for our many stakeholders: students, employers, fellow academics as well as our local community.
Professor Bertil Andersson, President,
Nanyang Technological University
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Results published alongside QS World University Rankings on
PR support surrounding annual awards and regional launches
Monthly thematic targeted email campaigns promoting selected QS Stars results
Featured in Top Universities Guide
Over 10 million visitors annually
Institution profiles to feature QS Stars Results
Dedicated QS Stars section
THE STUDENT NEED
QS Stars combines the
of a ranking, the
of an accreditation, the
of an annual report and the
of an independent review, making it an invaluable tool in the decision making process for prospective international students