Strathclyde rated 5-star in QS University audit

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The University of Strathclyde has retained its five star Overall Rating in the QS Stars University Ratings – valid for three years.

QS Stars provides students with a detailed look at universities’ performance in key areas.

All eight areas of the University’s activity which were assessed – teaching, employability, research, internationalisation, facilities, innovation, inclusiveness, and specialist – scored highly, achieving five stars in each.

Great recognition

Strathclyde’s overall score performance has improved since the last submission in 2014, when six of seven main categories were awarded five stars, valid up to 2017. In the last audit, the University received four stars in the Research category.

In this latest assessment Research at Strathclyde was awarded five stars for this category based on an audit of externally-sourced data for:

  • Academic reputation,
  • Citations per paper,
  • Papers per faculty,
  • Prolific academic experts.

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde, said: “We’re delighted to retain our five-star Overall Rating, with five stars across all eight contributing categories, and we are especially pleased to have improved on our overall score.

“This external validation helps Strathclyde to stand-out in the sector and it is worth noting that the categories relating to our students and the quality of their experience are wide-ranging.

“Our performance was assessed in relation to our scholarships and bursary offerings, disability access, gender balance, and international student mix – right through to the success of our graduates in finding jobs. 

It is tremendous to see Strathclyde’s position, as a leading international research-intensive University, reinforced by our growing range and scale of unique research collaborations and international partnerships, recognised with a five-star Overall Rating by QS. 

“This is great recognition of the quality, dedication and contributions of our academic, technical, administrative and support staff”.