Taylor’s University receives 5-stars rating in four categories in QS Stars rating

Another significant achievement that puts Taylor’s University in the world map

A testament of its outstanding achievement in the international arena, Taylor’s University received yet another international recognition by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) recently. Taylor’s was awarded 5-Star in four (4) categories of the QS Stars Rating namely, Employability, Facilities, Internationalisation and Inclusiveness. The QS Stars rating measures achievements of universities worldwide.

In addition to being ranked at the Top 250 in Asia in the QS Asia University Ranking in June this year, QS Stars rating is another important milestone for Taylor’s University as it measures the university’s achievement against other top universities worldwide. This achievement is a testament to its global reputation among the academic partners and employers, our world-class facilities, our achievement in internationalisation and our proven track record in making quality education affordable.

Taylor’s University is the only non-government linked private university in Malaysia to make it to the Top 250 in QS Asia University Ranking 2015 and to receive the most number of 5-Star awards in QS Star Rating 2015.

“As Taylor’s University moves to the next chapter, this accomplishment provides us with a stronger foundation to stand on as we continue to attract the best talents, collaborate with the best partners globally and produce the best graduates who will take their productive place as leaders in the global community,” said Emeritus Professor Dato’ Dr Hassan Said, Vice Chancellor and President of Taylor’s University.

QS Stars is a rating system which allows students to get a wider picture of an institution’s qualities, looking at everything from the employability of graduates, to facilities and community engagement. It is designed to reflect the nuanced mission of universities, and the needs of students who may be interested in things other than those to which traditional rankings are necessarily limited.

The QS Stars audit evaluates an institution against different indicators, and awards universities between one and five stars over eight categories, as well as an overall rating. Taylor’s University was awarded an overall rating of 3-Star.

The four categories that Taylor’s University was awarded 5-Star are:

Employability - Graduate employability encompasses more than academic strength, focusing on ‘work-readiness’ - the ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural team, to deliver presentations, to manage people and projects. Common indicators in this area are surveys of employers, graduate employment rates and careers service support.

Internationalisation - Effective indicators could be the proportion of international students and staff, the numbers of exchange students arriving and departing, the number of nationalities represented in the student body, the number and strength of international partnerships with other universities and the presence of religious facilities.

Facilities - University infrastructure is an indicator which enables students to know what to expect from their university experience. Indicators such as sporting, IT, library and medical facilities, as well as the number of students societies are considered within this criterion.

Inclusiveness - This area looks at the accessibility of the university to students, particularly at scholarships and bursaries, disability access, gender balance and low-income outreach.