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28 August 2020

FiveStarshutterstock_350473172.jpgFor the first time in its history, the University of South Australia has been awarded a 5 Star Plus Rating by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a world leader in higher education analysis.

UniSA’s result – the highest possible rating – was announced following a comprehensive evaluation by QS across a range of areas including research, employability, teaching, facilities, internationalisation, inclusiveness and innovation. To be given the 5 Star Plus Rating, an institution must achieve five stars across all categories.

And in the same week UniSA received a five star rating across six categories in the 2021 Australian Good Universities Guide (GUG) and was rated number one in SA for full time employment for first time graduates, the best starting salaries for postgraduates, the best learner engagement, learning resources, overall learning experience, skills development, student support, and teaching quality.

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says the ratings confirm that even in times of extraordinary change and uncertainty, UniSA is providing the highest standards of teaching and learning.

“Our performance in the QS Stars assessment, and in the GUG ratings shows we are operating as a world-class university focussed on delivering work-ready, quality graduates,” Prof Lloyd says.

“As a young and agile institution, being able to adapt and innovate is in our DNA – it’s how we make sure we give our students the very best learning experience and give our academics a dynamic environment to produce research with real-world impact.

“The ability to think outside the box, to find solutions to problems we couldn’t have imagined just months ago, is more important now than ever before.

“The culture of innovation at UniSA has placed us in good stead to think creatively about how we can address the challenges of this global pandemic and continue to deliver quality learning experiences for our students.  

uni-overall-6star (002).jpg“The QS 5 Star Plus Rating and our excellent results in providing the access, resources, support and commitment our students need to succeed, reflected in the GUG ratings, are clear indicators that we are on the right track, as we continue to build our reputation internationally as Australia’s University of Enterprise.”

UniSA also maintained its Five Star Rating for Business education – the highest rating awarded in the QS Stars Business School assessment.

The 5 Star Plus Rating and strong ratings in the GUG follow UniSA’s improved performance in the QS Top 50 Under 50 rankings announced in June, in which the University ranked 29 among the world’s best institutions under the age of 50.

Media contact: Michèle Nardelli phone: +61 418 823 673 or +61 8 8302 0966 email: michele.nardelli@unisa.edu.au

 

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