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Five stars for University of Southern Queensland in global ratings

Top international rating for teaching, employability, research, internationalisation and online learning

The University of Southern Queensland has been recognised as a five-star institution by one of the most prominent and trusted ratings system for universities worldwide.

Quacquarelli Symonds’ QS Stars Rating System unveiled the ‘excellence’ rating, noting the University’s top marks in the areas of teaching, research, internationalisation, online learning and employability.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie said the five-star assessment was confirmation of the world-class education offerings and research at the University of Southern Queensland.

“This is a wonderful result that validates our strengths in multiple key fields of higher education,” Professor Mackenzie said.

“It also signals the wider community, including potential future students, partners, and staff, that the University of Southern Queensland is home to high-quality learning and teaching.

“Our research in the flagship areas of agriculture, health, space and defence and regional development, is a catalyst for industry growth, with researchers working directly with local and international partners to deliver tangible benefits and real impact.

“The University continually strives for excellence and, through expertise, innovation and creativity, works together to thrive in all that we do.”

QS, the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight into the global higher education sector trends, conducted the detailed examination of University of Southern Queensland’s performance over six months.

It used a methodology which evaluates universities in dozens of indicators across at least eight categories. After the assessment, universities are awarded an overall star result which ranges from 0 to 5+ Stars, depending on the number of points achieved through the evaluation.

A rating assesses universities on how they perform in several areas, similar to the areas considered in rankings. But rather than comparing institutions against one another, they are judged on how they perform against a set standard.

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Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie said the five-star assessment was confirmation of the University's world-class education offerings and research.