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QS STARS

Ratings System

Shining a Light on Excellence

Recognizing Diversity in Higher Education

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QS Stars defined

One Star – a typical one-star university has established all the key components required to provide a good standard

of education to its students and, in many cases, the foundations upon which to build a strong domestic reputation. A

one-star institution will often have been established within the last 20 years and will be putting in place the necessary

leadership structures to take it to the next level.

Two Stars – a typical two-star university is active in research and has an established domestic reputation. The

institution is a key part of its local community and will often have begun to consider international opportunities.

Three Stars – a typical three-star university is nationally well recognized, and may have also begun to attract

international recognition. This institution maintains a reputable level of research and its graduates are attractive to

employers.

Four Stars – a typical four-star university is highly international, demonstrating excellence in both research and

teaching. The institution provides an excellent environment for students and faculty.

Five Stars – a typical five-star institution is generally world-class in a broad range of areas, enjoys an excellent

reputation and has cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.

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QS Stars

QS Stars is rapidly growing into ‘the’ chosen evaluation system for universities worldwide. With institutions globally

participating in the QS Stars program (Australia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Indonesia,

Singapore, New Zealand, Ireland, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Sweden, United Arab Emirates and Ecuador), it is becoming established

as an international standard.

QS Stars uses a rating system that allows a university to shine irrespective of its size, shape and mission. At the end of the

audit process universities are awarded a range of stars for their overall performance and are also awarded stars in each

of eight assessed criteria.

The number of stars awarded at the overall and category levels will resonate with international students, parents and

university staff, and become a valuable asset to add to your marketing collateral and outreach.

QS Stars is based ‘loosely’ on the Michelin star rating system for restaurants where an overall one star is still very much

an outstanding achievement. QS Stars uses a wide range of indicators to measure the performance of an institution. It

is an opportunity for universities to highlight their strengths through this awarded recognition. When associated with an

institution’s brand, it acts as a powerful marketing mechanism for communicating distinct areas of strength to students,

parents, academics, employers and the wider community.

QS Stars offer an international standard of comparison for any participating institution. This is particularly useful for

universities that are focused on boosting their international brand awareness. It can include universities not traditionally

well placed in rankings, as it can identify strengths that may have been overlooked in a rankings context. The award is

licensed to an institution to highlight its star rating in all visual communications.

About QS Intelligence Unit

The QS Intelligence Unit (QSIU) strives to be the most trusted independent source of global intelligence in the higher

education sector. Since 1990, QS has conducted research in a range of education and employment areas beginning

with a global survey of MBA employers. The annual QS World University Rankings® have been produced since 2004,

encompassing the most well-known range of research projects that QS operates. With operations in London and

Singapore, QSIU delivers detailed analysis and is committed to the key values of rigorous integrity, undeniable value and

accessible presentation.

Now, in response to increasing public interest in comparative data on universities and organizations and the growing

demand from institutions to gain insight into their competitive environment, QSIU has added QS Stars to its portfolio

of distinct services.

The QSIU team has a wealth of experience working in the higher education sector and employs a team of experienced

and accomplished analysts. The team is a very international one with staff from over 15 countries, which enables us

to understand and respect cultural differences. The team prides itself in speaking over 17 languages including; Arabic,

Cantonese, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanes, Konkani, Mandarin, Portugese, Romanian, Russian,

Spanish, Swahili.

Trusted. Independent. Global

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QS Stars participants

Below is a list of participating institutions by country, for a full comprehensive list please contact Jason Newman*

Australia

University of New South Wales

Bond University

University of Technology Sydney

RMIT

Swinburne University of Technology

University of Newcastle

University of Tasmania

Murdoch University

Brazil

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Ecuador

Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Kazakhstan

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

India

Amity University

Indonesia

Institut Teknologi Bandung

Universitas Bina Nusantara (BINUS)

Universitas Airlangga

Universitas Syiah Kuala

Universitas Sebelas Maret

Ireland

Limerick University

University College Cork

Italy

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

(UCSC)

Mexico

Tecnológico de Monterrey

New Zealand

The University of Canterbury

Massey University

Saudi Arabia

King Fahd University of Petroleum &

Minerals

Qassim University

Singapore

Nanyang Technological University

National University of Singapore

Spain

IE University

Sweden

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

United Arab Emirates

Gulf Medical University

United States

Ohio State University

United Kingdom

King’s College London

Brett Blacker International Director at The University of

Newcastle (AUS) Recieves the 2011 QS Stars award

NTU President Prof Bertil Andersson celebrates NTU’s QS

Stars Award

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor

Frederick G Hilmer from UNSW receives the

2011 QS Stars award

Louise Tobin, Director of International Student

recruitment University College Cork receives

the 2011 QS Stars award

*contact details on page 19

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Endorsements

Bertil Andersson

President, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

“NTU is a relatively young university, which has been developing rapidly in the last few years. The current ranking from QS is an

affirmation that NTU today has a high international standing. The new QS Stars rating system further recognizes NTU’s strengths

as a world-class university across a broader set of criteria than can be measured in any ranking system and provides valuable

information for our many stakeholders - current students, prospective students, parents, teachers, employers, fellow academics as

well as our local community.”

Jennie Lang

Pro-Vice-Chancellor - UNSW International, University of New South Wales, Australia

“From now on all of our promotional material, our website, and our publications, will include both the QS Stars rating alongside

the Australian government’s ERA analysis”

“Compared to an international ranking, QS Stars offers more of a framework for benchmarking. It’s something where criteria that

are important can be measured over time, not just with our colleagues in Australia but with likeminded universities anywhere in

the world, and that’s what really attracted us.”

“I think most universities will use QS Stars. Increasingly, discerning students who are much more knowledgeable about their

opportunities, say ‘show me the evidence’. I sense that this is what the future is going to be - students wanting us not just to make

these assertions, but to back them up.”

Edilio Mazzoleni

Head of Operations - International Office, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

QS Stars is a mechanism for us to project our specific strengths to the world. It has given us a better understanding of what are

our weaknesses, as well as our strengths, within the university.”

Ailsa La Mont

Executive Director - International, RMIT University, Australia

QS Stars actually drills down to further detail, which will give students the choice to compare us more usefully with other

institutions”

“We can use it to highlight the many diverse areas of strength that we have, and it will help us with our planning in areas such

as branding, positioning, and telling us which areas to focus on.”

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Taken to market

Students use the Internet to research every stage of their choice of university course. Our research is recognized

worldwide as independently reliable and thorough.

The QS World University Rankings ® is one of

the foremost research tools for prospective students

worldwide. Now QS Stars rated universities will appear

alongside these prestigious rankings online to provide

additional content and information for the students. The

detailed criteria of QS Stars’ will complement and add a

new level of depth to the rankings.

www.TopUniversities.com is one of the strongest

university search websites on the internet with over 10

million visits in 2010. QS Stars will be highlighted on the

home page, leading to a dedicated QS Stars webpage.

This page is designed for prospective university students,

and will provide an in-depth profile of QS Stars’ rated

universities.

QS Stars webpage will be linked directly from the

popular TopUniversities.com page. The website is enriched

with content for students and parents focusing on the

new QS Stars rating system and how it can help them

narrow down their search and drill down on indicators

that enable prospective students to see beyond the

headlines and identify excellence that might otherwise

remain in the shadow.

www.TopGradSchool.com is a leading source for

graduate program research. This website will also feature

the QS Stars search function on the home page as well

as unique profiles for each participating QS Stars’ rated

institution.

Media impact

QS is the leading marketing and communications company

in the international higher education sector with offices

in London, Paris, Stuttgart, Singapore and New York. Over

the years, QS has formed international partnerships

with the world’s leading media outlets such as US News

and World Report, Chosun Ilbo, The Times of India, The

Sunday Times, Sina.com and many more. The launch of

QS Stars will be supported by an extensive PR campaign

by the QS PR team; targeting the world’s leading print,

online and social media to ensure your QS Stars-rated

institution is recognized globally.

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The QS Intelligence Unit has, through rigorous and independent data collection

and analysis of performance metrics as set out in the QS Stars methodology, rated

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as a five star institution.

CATEGORY STAR RATING

QS Stars – © 2011 QS Inte ligence Unit (a division of QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd)

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Boost your marketing message

QS Stars offers your universitiy the opportunity to use awarded stars to empower your marketing and branding

collateral and campaigns. Once the audit has been completed you will receive a comprehensive pack that consists of

various logos for your institution’s achievements. Under the licence agreement you will be entitled to use whichever

logo you have been awarded on your marketing materials. QS supplies all logos in formats that will suit your printed

and online materials.

Please see examples of logos below.

Overall Rankings Badges

Category Rankings Badges

Nanyang Technological University

The QS Stars rating system is operated by the QS Inte ligence Unit, the independent compiler of the QS World University Rankings® since 2004. The system

evaluates universities across a wide range of important performance indicators a 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 exce lence and the diversity of the rated institution.

Research

Employability

Teaching

more

than

Infrastructure

Internationalization

Innovation

Engagement

Specialization

OVERALL

Ben Sowter - Head of QS Intelligence Unit

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Boost your marketing message

This page shows some examples of how logo’s can be

used on print adverts, reception areas and websites.

Announcing the launch of QS 5 Stars +

We are pleased to announce the launch of the QS 5 Star + award in January 2012.

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Shining a light on your institution’s excellence

QS Stars allows your institution’s specialist subject areas to be highlighted. Appearing in any of the following QS rankings

will earn your institution points in the specialist criteria, giving greater exposure and recognition to your specialist

strengths:

Broad faculty area rankings

Appearing within the top 300 of the QS World University

Rankings ® by broad faculty area rankings can earn your

institution specialist criteria points.

* For illustrative purposes only.

QS World University Rankings ® by Subject

QS Stars also offers institutions the opportunity to

highlight their performance in several of their highlyranked

subject areas.

SPECIALIST SUBJECT: MATHMATICS

SPECIALIST SUBJECT: ARCHITECTURE

* For illustrative purposes only.

Accreditation

Institutions that do not have a ranked subject but have

had a subject accredited by an internationally recognized

accreditation body, also have the opportunity to highlight

their specialist subject area.

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Show your strength

Using a broader range of criteria

QS Stars gives a university the opportunity to highlight its strengths, whether or not it appears in rankings. The rating

system includes a broader range of criteria than traditional rankings.

Evidence based marketing

QS Stars is produced through the independent expertise of the QS Intelligence Unit and generates the hard evidence to

support an institution’s marketing claims.

International recognition

QS Stars provides an opportunity for universities to gain international recognition outside of rankings. It also benefits

institutions where English is not the first language as the entire set of QS Stars indicators can be adapted to any national

context. This is ideal for universities wishing to increase their capacity to attract international students.

Great auditing tool

The QS Stars audit assists an institution in the orderly collection and dissemination of key performance data. This is a joint

effort with QSIU collecting part of the data, then guiding the institution in what is required from them. The end result is a

comprehensive institutional report compiled by QS, which serves as a development road map, and a better preparedness

to respond to internal and external calls for performance data.

Specialized subjects are highlighted

Universities that specialize in a particular subject area will be recognized for their excellence compared with their peers

and will gain more exposure to their program. See page 7 for an example of specialized subject area badges.

Strong web presence

QS is proud to own some of the most popular research

tools for university-bound students to utilize during

their research process. Our most popular website,

TopUniversities.com will feature a profile page for every

institution that participates in QS Stars. With more than10

million visits in 2010, the website offers one of the most

effective and popular online communications platforms.

See page 6.

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Development Road Map - The Institutional Report

Universities that participate in the QS Stars evaluation program receive a comprehensive report, which details

their results as measured by a rigorous QS proprietary analysis. In essence, this report will detail your institution’s

performance against each of the 32 indicators. This research and analysis can help enhance your institution’s strategy

moving forward. A complete sample report can be provided on request, please contact Jason Newman*.
























































































































































































































*contact details on page 19


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Methodology explained

The objective of the QS Stars rating system is to assess universities according to a broader range of criteria, giving them

a greater opportunity to stand out in their particular areas of excellence.

A star rating assesses institutional performance in greater detail than can feasibly be accommodated in ranking results.

It can encourage users and readers to understand that ranking results ought to be analyzed and contextualized rather

than simply taken at face value. It can also provide additional important information that may be used by prospective

students during the earliest stages of the decision-making process for university applications.

Ratings are not dependent on the performance of other institutions, but evaluate an individual institution’s performance

and measure it against pre-set thresholds.

Distribution of points

QS Stars

Research - 150

Employability - 150

Core Criteria

Teaching - 150

Infrastructure - 100

Advanced Criteria

1000 Internationalization - 150

Innovation - 50

Specialist Criteria

Engagement - 50

Rank in Specialist Subject - 200

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Core criteria

Core Criteria

These These criteria feature the key key building blocks blocks of a of university a university whether whether focused focused globally, globally, domestically domestically or locally or locally

Indicator

Maximum Points

1. Research 150

1.1. Academic Peer Endorsements

Maximum points for 150 academic referees or over. Scaled proportion of the points thereafter based on academic

survey data from the QS World University Rankings®.

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1.2. Citations per Paper

Maximum points for 6 citations per paper (adjusted for specialist institutions).

1.3. Research Papers per Faculty

Maximum points for 7 papers per faculty member (adjusted for specialist institutions).

1.4. Prolific Academic Experts

Maximum points for 20 faculty members internationally recognized for work (e.g. Nobel Prizes or equivalent awards).

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40

30

2. Employability 150

2.1. Recruiter Review

Maximum points for 40 employer referees or over. Scaled proportion of the points thereafter based on employer survey

data from the QS World University Rankings®.

50

2.2. Graduate Employability

Maximum points for 80% of graduated students employed within 12 months of graduation (excluding those not actively

seeking work e.g. pursuing further study).

2.3. Careers Service Support

Maximum points for 10 full-time careers advisors OR one full-time careers adviser per 1000 students OR 25 full-time

staff working in the careers service.

50

50

3. Teaching 150

3.1. Overall Student Satisfaction

Maximum points for 75% student satisfaction or higher with scaled scores down to 50% student satisfaction. Results

based on a minimum 20% response rate OR 3,000 respondents using the National Student Satisfaction Survey or

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equivalent.

3.2. Satisfaction with Teaching

Maximum points for 75% student satisfaction or higher with scaled scores down to 50% student satisfaction. Results

based on a minimum 20% response rate OR 3,000 respondents using the National Student Satisfaction Survey or

equivalent.

3.3. Further Study

Maximum points for 30% of graduated students pursuing further study within 12 months of graduation.

3.4. Student/ faculty ratio

Maximum points for a 10:1 (10%) student/faculty ratio.

40

20

50

4. Infrastructure 100

4.1. Sporting facilities

A maximum of 2 points for each of the following on-campus facilities with 4 bonus points for 6 or more:

(i) swimming pool; (ii) fitness gym; (ii) indoor sports courts; (iii) outdoor sports courts; (iv) outdoor sports pitches; (v)

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athletics track; (vi) stadium; (vii) full-time sports coaches and/or dedicated sport medical staff

4.2. Medical facilities

Maximum points for one on-campus medical centre with minimum 1 full time qualified medical doctor OR One full

time nurse per every 3000 full time students.

4.3. Student societies

Maximum points for 20 student administered organizations.

4.4. Student accommodation

Maximum points for the same number of beds available in student residences as first year students.

4.5. IT infrastructure

Maximum points for one on computer per 5 students OR internet access in every university provided student residence

Version 3.3

OR


WIFI

31 March

access

2011

across 80% of campus area (excluding parks and sports fields).

3

4.6. Library facilities

Maximum points for Investment of $100 per student over the past year OR one new library catalogue entry per

student.

10

10

20

20

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Advanced criteria

For Advanced a university Criteria to aspire to being truly world-class, its mission and its impact must extend further than the basics. These

For a university to aspire to being truly world-class, its mission and its impact must extend further than the basics. This selection

advanced criteria identify important factors that universities with a solid foundation in the core criteria might target to

of criteria looks at important factors that a university with a solid foundation in the core criteria might target to advance to a

advance higher level to a of higher performance level of and performance recognition. and recognition.

Indicator

Maximum Points

5. Internationalization 150

5.1. International Faculty

Maximum points for 25% international faculty.

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5.2. Institution Research Collaborations

Maximum points for 25 university research collaborations with QS top 500 universities in previous three years published

rankings.

5.3. International Students

Maximum points for 20% international students.

5.4. International Student Support - religious facilities

Maximum points for at least one place of worship for a minimum of three major religious group (Christianity, Islam,

Sikhism/Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism or Judaism) OR a Multi-denominational religious facility.

5.5. Inbound Exchange Students

Maximum points for 2% inbound students against total number of students.

5.6. Outbound Exchange Students

Maximum points for 2% outbound students against total number of students.

50

20

10

20

20

5.7. International Diversity

Maximum points for 20 nationalities represented in student body.

10

6. Innovation 50

6.1. Patents

Maximum points for 50 current patents registered with national or international patent offices.

20

6.2. Spin-off Companies

Maximum points for 5 spin-off companies established in the last 5 years still operating and no longer requiring support

from the university.

6.3. Industrial research

Maximum points for Joint research projects with 10 distinct corporations (non-university), yielding publications in

Scopus in the last 5 years.

10

20

7. Engagement 50

7.1. Community Investment & Development

Maximum points for 1% of turnover or USD$2 million (whichever is smaller) contribution to community projects within 25

200km of any campus of affiliated facility.

7.2. Scholarships and bursaries

Maximum points for 1% of turnover spent on funds for scholarships OR attendance made possible for 100 students on

50% scholarships.

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Specialist criteria

Excellence in a narrow field is as valid a claim to world-class status as competence in the round. These criteria are

designed

Specialist

to highlight

Criteria

excellence where it is due.

Excellence in a narrow field is as valid a claim to world‐class status as competence in the round. These criteria are

designed to extend credit where it's due.

Indicator

Maximum Points

8. Rank in Specialist Subject* 200

Broad Faculty Area Ranking

Highly ranked in any one of 5 broad specialist areas based on the QS World University Rankings® in (i) IT &

Engineering (ii) Natural Sciences (iii) Life Sciences (iv) Arts & Humanities and (v) Social Sciences.

Maximum points for Ranked positions 1-50; scaled scores down at position 300.

OR

Narrow Subject Area Rankings

2 highest scoring disciplines based on Narrow Subject from the QS World University Rankings OR reliable 3 rd party

evaluations. Maximum points for Ranked positions1-20;

100 points available per subject, scaled scores down to a minimum of 25 points at position 100.

OR

Internationally Recognized Accreditations

25 points per accreditation up to a maximum of 50 points.

THRESHOLDS & PRE-REQUISITES

Thresholds & pre-requisites

1 Star (100 / 1000)

• Must have the authority to grant valid degree level programs in its own name

1 Star (100 / 1000)

• 2 Stars Must have (250 / the 1000) authority to grant valid degree level programs in its own name

2 Stars 3 Stars (250 (400/ 1000) / 3 Stars

4 Stars

(400

(550

/ 1000)

/ 1000)

4 Stars (550 / 1000)

• Must • Must have have at least at least 75 academic 75 referees or or must have at least 2 citations per per faculty paper member (for any (for institution any institution not not focused

exclusively focused in exclusively two or fewer in two of or our fewer broad of our faculty broad areas) faculty areas)

• Must • Must have have at least at least 20 employer 2 citations per referees faculty member (for any institution not focused exclusively in Arts & Social Sciences)

• Must • Must have have at least at least 1% 20 international employer referees students

5 Stars • (700 Must / 1000) have at least 1% international students

• Must have at least 150 academic referees or 3 citations per paper (for any institution not focused exclusively in

5 Stars (700 / 1000)

two or fewer of our broad faculty areas)

• Must have at least 150 academic referees or 3 citations per faculty member (for any institution not focused exclusively

• Must have at least 5% international faculty

in two or fewer of our broad faculty areas)

• Must have at least 5% international students

• Must have at least 5% international faculty

• Must have at least 20 employer referees

• Must have at least 5% international students

• Must have a minimum of 80 points in Infrastructure category within Core Criteria

• Must have at least 40 employer referees

• Must have at least 150 academic referees

• Must have a minimum of 80 points in Infrastructure category within Core Criteria

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Category rankings

QS Stars offers universities further opportunity to highlight their strengths across the categories within the evaluation

system, allowing the reader to view the individual strengths.

Category Rankings

Threshold

Threshold

Research

Employability

1 Star

2 Stars

3 Stars

4 Stars

5 Stars

15/150

35/150

60/150

85/150

105/150

1 Star

2 Stars

3 Stars

4 Stars

5 Stars

15/150

35/150

60/150

85/150

105/150

Teaching

Infrastructure

1 Star

2 Stars

3 Stars

4 Stars

5 Stars

15/150

35/150

60/150

85/150

105/150

1 Star

2 Stars

3 Stars

4 Stars

5 Stars

10/100

25/100

40/100

55/100

70/100

Internationalization

Innovation

1 Star

2 Stars

3 Stars

4 Stars

5 Stars

15/150

35/150

60/150

85/150

105/150

1 Star

2 Stars

3 Stars

4 Stars

5 Stars

5/50

15/50

20/50

30/50

35/50

Engagement

Specialist Criteria

1 Star

2 Stars

3 Stars

4 Stars

5 Stars

5/50

15/50

20/50

30/50

35/50

1 Star

2 Stars

3 Stars

4 Stars

5 Stars

20/200

50/200

80/200

110/200

140/200

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Meet the team

Jason Newman - Global Commercial Director

Jason is based in QS’ London HQ, and has 22 years experience in publications, events and promotions

including for the last 12 years in the international higher education domain. At QS he has run a portfolio

of international student undergraduate and postgraduate recruitment products and services. He

consults to top universities world-wide introducing the QS portfolio and advising them on strategies

for brand positioning, international student recruitment and international partnerships.

Deena Al-Hilli - Project Manager

Deena Al-Hilli is Project Manager of QS Stars, she is responsible for the development and growth of

the project. She joined QS in 2006 as a Business Development Executive liaising with universities and

business schools from around the globe to help them recruit high quality candidates and improve their

local and international presence. In 2010, Deena joined the QSIU team as a key member and is actively

involved in the data collection, verification and compilation of all data for the QS Stars audits. She

frequently contributes her expertise at global higher education events and conferences.

Ben Sowter - Head of Research at QS, leading the QS Intelligence Unit.

Ben is fully responsible for the operational management of all major QS research projects and is actively

involved in all the collection, compilation and tabulation of all the data that lead to, among others, the

QS Top MBA Applicant and Recruiter Research and the QS World University Rankings ® research. Ben

is a frequent contributor to the press and his opinion and expertise is used regularly by major global

publications.

John Molony - VP for Strategic Planning and Marketing

John joined the senior management team at QS in 2009 after 15 years in international higher education

in Australia. At QS he is responsible for corporate marketing and the brand, and is leading several key

initiatives. For QS’ sister companies, he is a Senior Consultant and Director with QS Consulting, and a

Director with QS Unisoltuions. John also sits on QS’ rankings and evaluations Advisory Board.

Nunzio Quacquarelli - Founder and Managing Director of QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd.

Nunzio believes that education and career decisions are too important to leave to chance. QS aims to be

the world’s leading media and solutions company in the higher education sector and the most trusted online

and off-line meeting place for all candidates, schools and businesses for career and educational related

decisions, at each key career stage. Nunzio is responsible for the annual TopMBA.com Applicant and

Recruiter Research, producing several reports including the annual QS Global 200 Top Business Schools

Report. He is recognized as an authority on the strengths, weaknesses and specializations of business

schools and universities around the world.

Team of Analysts

Stephanie Braudeau Ina Chiriliuc Abby Chau Samuel Wong Susan Gatuguta

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Pricing

QS Stars AUDIT fee - US$9,850

• Audit valid for three years

• Includes report detailing basis for achieved award and guidance on

maintaining/improving award level

• Optional annual audit can be conducted at an extra fee, within the three

year cycle

QS Stars annual licenCe fee - US$6,850 (Minimum term 3 years)

• Includes upgrade to intermediate profile level on www.topuniversities.com

• Presentation of specific results on a customised link

• Licence to use supplied graphics and logos in online and printed materials

to present rating to stakeholders

Please note, the invoicing schedule will be as follows:

Year 1 - US$16,700 (Audit fee and annual licence fee)

Year 2 - US$6,850 (Annual licence fee)

Year 3 - US$6,850 (Annual licence fee)

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Participation form

Institution name

Institution address

Email

Tel

Fax

3 YEAR AUDIT OPTIONAL ANNUAL AUDIT

TOTAL COST___________________________

Confirmation of your booking and an invoice will be sent to you via email. A QS representative will be in

contact. This contract is binding.

Authorized signatory

Name of signatory

Position

Signature:stamp

Date

Please fax form to Jason Newman +44 (0)20 7428 2761

For further information on QS Stars in your area, please contact

Americas, Australia/NZ & Scandinavia UK & Europe Middle East, Africa & Asia Central Europe & Central Asia

Jason Newman Nicholas Sequeira Mandy Mok Zoya Zaitseva

Global Commecial Director Assistant Sales Manager Regional Director Senior Operations Manager

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