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Why Strathclyde? QS Stars - Strathclyde rated for excellence

The University of Strathclyde has retained its five-star Overall Rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

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

We're a 5-star QS-rated university

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

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. 

The rating is valid for three years. Find out more about QS Stars.

December 2017