QS Stars Methodology Brochure

The QS Stars university rating system was launched in 2009 to help universities promote their areas of strength and recognise and improve upon areas of weakness.

With a Stars rating given in at least eight different categories as well as for the institution’s overall performance, QS Stars badges are an evidence-based marketing tool that helps your institution attract more international students.

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