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University of Leicester is a five star institution

14 March 2013

The University of Leicester has achieved the highest rating possible in a new assessment of university performance. 

The University of Leicester scored a 5-star rating in the new QS Stars Assessment process, which is based on analysis on various aspects of a university’s performance.

The University achieved 5-star on three of the four core categories – teaching, research and internationalisation.

The QS Stars Development Roadmap builds upon many years of experience collecting institutional data and compiling the QS World University Rankings. The objective is to provide institutions with a broader range of criteria that allows them to stand out in particular areas of excellence.

Ben Sowter, Head of Division, QS Intelligence Unit, said: “The University of Leicester, having undergone the independent QS Stars evaluation, has been awarded a 5-Star rating overall as well as in six of eight evaluated areas, placing them among the world’s elite in terms of teaching, research, internationalisation, facilities, innovation and access.”

Richard Taylor, Deputy Registrar of the University of Leicester, said: “The QS Stars evaluation reveals a very strong performance by the University across a wide range of areas.  This is a tremendous achievement in an era of increasing competitiveness in higher education where the hallmark of quality is an important distinguishing factor between institutions.”

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