The QS Stars project from the rating agency Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd. is a rating system based on the assessment of educational institutions and determining the best of them in specific areas, such as academic development, educational conditions, employment opportunities for graduates, inclusiveness.
Participation in the QS Stars project is an external audit program by QS analysts, as a result of which universities are assigned stars from 0 to 5+, which the university can use for promoting and attracting students. Such an audit allows evaluating educational institutions in a broader and more detailed way than it is possible in the framework of annual rankings.
SPbGASU participated in the project from July to November 2019. The university was evaluated by eight indicators and 39 criteria based on evidence. According to the audit, SPbGASU received 4 stars!
QS rating agency provided SPbGASU with the Development Roadmap, QS Stars certificate, and sign for use in advertising for 3 years. Now information about SPbGASU is posted on the QS website, which is visited by over 66 million people every year, which will help increase the visibility and recognition of the university in the international educational community.
“Participation in the QS Stars project allowed us to conduct the first external independent assessment of the quality of education according to the international methodology and to gain an understanding of the positions of SPbGASU in the global educational space. We are satisfied that our university has received high marks in most indicators. The results of the project will publicly highlight the strengths of the university; now we will focus our work on the weaknesses. With a QS rating of 4 stars, SPbGASU received another tool to promote its educational programs and research, and hence increase its competitiveness.” – Marina V. Malyutina, Head of Education Quality Assurance Оffice.