UNSW is one of only
eight universities in the world to be awarded a 5 Star Plus badge for
excellence from the QS Intelligence Unit.
It’s the second time UNSW
has achieved the maximum 5 star plus rating, after being the
first university in the world to receive the honour in 2012.
UNSW received the
highest rating in all eight categories assessed and is joined in the top
category by heavyweights such as MIT, Singapore’s Nanyang Technological
University and Seoul National University.
“UNSW is recognised as
one of the top achievers in Australian higher education, consistently
scoring highly in a range of national and international rankings. This
is yet more evidence of UNSW's world-leading performance,” said Fiona
Docherty, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International). “We are very proud to
have yet again achieved such an outstanding result.”
The QS ratings
system aims to provide institutions with a broader range of criteria
that allow them to stand out in their particular areas of excellence.
Core areas evaluated
included teaching, research, employability, internationalisation,
facilities, access, innovation, and specialist criteria in social
sciences and management.
QS highlighted the
increased number of prolific academic experts at UNSW and the
University's excellent results in both academic and employer surveys as
central to achieving the maximum score, "indicating not only a
recognition in the domestic market but also in the international
“Such a prestigious
evaluation only helps to further raise our international profile and is
well received by students and the global education community,” Docherty
said. “Our continued success in a variety of international rankings and
ratings metrics is proof that our academic quality and graduate outcomes
are second to none.”
For details visit the
QS Stars University Ratings