Macquarie University receives 5 QS Stars

Macquarie University has achieved a rating of 5 QS Stars, including the maximum rating in all of the eight major sub-categories.

Professor David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement and Advancement) called the rating “an outstanding outcome.”

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Macquarie Library (Photo credit: FJ Gaylor)

“This rating is only attained by truly world‐class institutions,” he said. “It is particularly pleasing that Macquarie attained a five-star rating in each of the eight major sub-categories. Of the eighteen Australian universities currently rated by the QS Stars system, only the ANU, UNSW, Queensland and Monash have received five stars in all categories.”

About QS Stars
QS World University Rankings are annual university rankings published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), which provides overall rankings as well as ranking for individual subjects. In addition to their regional and global rankings, they also appoint a star system.

Universities must apply for Stars, which provide an overall rating and also highlight areas of excellence in particular aspects of their performance. To date, 70 universities have applied for QS Stars. The system allows for specialization and uses devices such as student satisfaction surveys that are not part of international rankings. Successful universities are awarded between one and five Stars.

Those awarded five stars must be world-class in a broad range of areas, enjoy an excellent reputation and have cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty. Stars often highlight university strengths that may be overlooked during university ranking. Stars are awarded based on an audit by the QS Intelligence Unit, with separate ratings published for each of the eight criteria: research, employability, teaching, infrastructure, internationalization, innovation, engagement and the institution’s standing in specialist subjects.

About Macquarie University

Founded: 1964
Main Campus: North Ryde, Sydney
City Population: 4.6 million
Student Population: 38,747
International Students: 11,377
Semester 1: February
Semester 2: July
Faculties: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Human Sciences, Faculty of Science

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