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QS Stars

Newcastle University Awarded Five Plus QS Stars

Newcastle has become one of 18 universities in the world, and only two in the UK, to achieve five plus QS Stars from QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the first international assessment of its kind. More than 150 universities in over 35 countries have now signed up to the QS Stars rating system.

The Stars system rates universities against a number of performance indicators as set against pre-established international standards.

We are proud to have been awarded five stars in the following areas:

  • Teaching
  • Student Employability
  • Research
  • Internationalization
  • Facilities
  • Innovation
  • Inclusiveness
  • Life Sciences & Medicine

The QS Stars system is a useful alternative to traditional league tables. It allows you to focus on Newcastle's excellence against set criteria irrespective of the performance of other universities.

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About the QS Stars system

The QS Stars™ rating system is operated by the QS Intelligence Unit, the independent compiler of the QS World University Rankings® since 2004. The system evaluates universities across a wide range of important performance indicators as set against pre-established international standards. By covering a broader range of criteria than any world ranking exercise, QS Stars™ shines a light on both the excellence and the diversity of the rated institution.

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