QS Stars - 5 star rating

The University of Newcastle commissioned QS Stars to conduct an independent audit of its performance.

The University achieved an overall maximum rating of 5 stars

QS Stars rates universities across the world against 30 criteria grouped into eight categories: research, employability, teaching, infrastructure, internationalisation, innovation, engagement and the institution's standing in specialist subjects.

The University's ratings for 2014

Overall QS Stars - 5 Star Rating
Research QS Stars - 5 Star Rating
Employability QS Stars - 4 Star Rating
Teaching QS Stars - 4 Star Rating
Facilities QS Stars - 5 Star Rating
Internationalisation QS Stars - 5 Star Rating
Innovation QS Stars - 4 Star Rating
Engagement QS Stars - 5 Star Rating
Specialist Criteria QS Stars - 5 Star Rating

QS Stars was introduced in 2011 by the company that releases the QS World University Rankings each year. The QS Stars ratings are based on the individual institution's performance measured against pre-set thresholds.

Unlike other rating approaches that provide only a single score based on a number of measures, the QS Star approach audits and reports performance across numerous areas.

For more information visit the QS Stars website.