Macquarie University receives 5 QS Stars rating

7 January 2014

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

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Study at Macquarie University (photo credit Paul Wright)

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

“This rating is only attained by truly world‐class institutions,” Professor Wilkinson says. “It is particularly pleasing that Macquarie attained a five-star rating in each of the eight major subcategories.

“Of the eighteen Australian universities currently rated by the QS Stars system, only Macquarie, ANU, UNSW, Queensland and Monash have received five stars in all categories.”

The QS Stars rating system is utilized by more than 130 universities in 30 countries. It gives an overall institutional rating, as well as ratings in eight sub-categories: teaching, employability, research, internationalization, facilities, innovation, access, and specialist subjects.

In the specialists subjects category, Macquarie University received 5 Stars for Linguistics. QS ranks Macquarie top 50 in the world for both Linguistics and Psychology.