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DBS awarded 4 Stars in the influential global QS Stars Rating System

QS Stars Rating

Dublin Business School is delighted to be awarded 4 Stars in the QS Stars Rating System. DBS joins an exclusive group of higher education institutions worldwide in the ranking, which is considered one of the most influential and credible ratings for higher education institutions globally. In addition to the overall rating, DBS earned a rating of 5 Stars for Online Learning and Inclusiveness and 4 Stars in several other areas including Teaching, Employability, and Academic Development.

The QS Stars Rating System was launched in 2009 to assess higher education institutions more broadly than rankings alone. It is compiled by education analysts Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector.

The 4 Stars rating awarded in 2021 is valid until August 2024 and follows a rigorous and independent data collection process and analysis of performance metrics by QS. QS Stars ratings are entirely based upon an institution’s performance, rather than how they compare to peer institutions.

President of DBS, Andrew Conlan-Trant welcomed the recognition. “We are delighted to be awarded an overall rating of 4 Stars for the first year that we have participated in the QS Stars rating system. The advantage of the QS rating system over a global ranking is that it signals to potential students and staff, as well as to future partners, the areas in which DBS excels. It is reassuring to know that for the first time participating in QS Stars an external assessment of our offerings across Online Learning and Inclusiveness have been recognised as world-leading with a 5 Stars rating and that we have also been recognised for our strengths across Teaching, Employability and Academic Development with a 4 Stars rating. The QS Stars rating reflects the DBS vision we continue to strive for. To be “Diverse, innovative and collaborative. Recognised globally for excellence in teaching and learning and for supporting every learner build a successful career”.

For more information on the QS Stars rating system see here.