Guelph Earns Five-Star Rating
April 15, 2014 - Campus Bulletin
The University of Guelph has achieved a five-star rating from Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), publishers of the annual World University Rankings.
The QS Stars audit is an international assessment that rates universities on a number of performance indicators. It awards universities one to five stars in eight categories within 51 areas, as well as an overall rating. U of G achieved the top rating in all eight categories: teaching, employability, research, internationalization, facilities, innovation, access and specialist (agriculture).
The University also received a five-star overall rating. This is the first time U of G has participated in the audit.
“This is an outstanding outcome and a testament to the quality of our faculty, researchers and staff,” said Maureen Mancuso, provost and vice-president (academic).
“This rating is achieved only by truly world-class institutions and is the result of years of dedication to excellence by our professors and researchers. “
To qualify for a five-star rating, a university must be world-class in a broad range of areas, and have an excellent reputation, internationally known faculty and researchers, and state-of-the-art facilities.
More than 130 universities in 30 countries participate in the QS Stars audit.