The University of Stirling has retained its five-star rating in the respected QS Stars Rating System, following an independent audit of its performance.
A five-star institution is typically world-class in a broad range of areas, enjoys a global reputation and has cutting-edge facilities and internationally-renowned research and teaching staff.
In addition to the overall institutional score, the University retained its five stars for teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness – and added two further five-star ratings in research and in specialist criteria.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling
This recognition reflects Stirling’s status as a welcoming, international university, with a global reputation for high-quality research and teaching, and one which provides our students with outstanding facilities and excellent employability prospects.
Professor Sir Gerry McCormac, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling, said: “We are delighted to retain our QS five-star rating. This recognition reflects Stirling’s status as a welcoming, international university, with a global reputation for high-quality research and teaching, and one which provides our students with outstanding facilities and excellent employability prospects.
“The University’s continued success is testament to the hard work and commitment of our entire campus community.”
With offices around the world, QS is a global market leader for research and understanding of international and domestic students. The QS Stars higher education rating system was launched in 2009 as a way to assess institutions more broadly than is possible through rankings alone. Institutions are assessed in at least eight categories. Stars are awarded in at least eight categories, as well as for an institution’s overall performance.
Meanwhile, in the QS World University Rankings 2021 ‘by subject’, Stirling is ranked in 13 discipline areas. The University placed in the 101-120 bracket for Sport, in the 101-150 bracket for Education and in the 151-200 bracket for Philosophy.