Thursday 25 February 2016 9:33am
As the University of Otago welcomes back students for the 2016 academic year, it has been announced today that the University has been awarded the highest possible international quality rating of five stars plus from QS Stars.
QS Stars is a quality evaluation system in which universities are assigned a stars rating based upon their performance in an institution-wide review. The QS Stars system aims to help students make informed decisions when choosing between leading universities from around the world.
The five star plus rating is a mark of quality and excellence that is awarded to universities described by QS as “an institution (that) is not just world-class, but an elite destination to which the very best students and faculty worldwide will aspire. Its brand name will transform the résumé of anyone connected with it.”
Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne is delighted with the result.
“We are in extremely good company with other prestigious universities from around the world who have scored the same maximum rating. It’s reassuring for students to know that their decision to study at Otago is supported internationally by the new star rating,” said Professor Hayne.
The University was audited across a broad range of criteria, and scored especially highly in teaching, employability, research, internationalisation, facilities, innovation and inclusiveness.