Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) audits TAU's institutional strengths with a 3-star rating in the overall category

Tarlac Agricultural University's international reputation is reaffirmed as it joins the list of world-class universities through an international assessment of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Stars Audit.

Garnering a total of 609 points and an accumulated 33 stars (out of 40 maximum) in eight categories, TAU is awarded 3 Stars in the overall category in this institutional internationalization assessment.

For the specific categories, TAU received ratings as follows:

Academic Development - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Social Responsibility - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Inclusiveness - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Program Strength (Education) - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Teaching - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Employability - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Facilities - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Internationalization - ⭐⭐

QS Stars is a rating system that provides a detailed look at an institution which enables the identification of universities' performance in the specific areas like program strength, facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more. It is an assessment process that understands that universities are different from one another and therefore need to be assessed on a range of categories that recognize distinct strengths.

There has been much discussion around what attributes form a world-class university, particularly with the growing popularity of university rankings and the criteria used to assess universities worldwide. In this methodology, the QS Stars criteria are key pillars of what makes a world class university, taking into account a number of factors that are often overlooked in university rankings and other assessments.

The QS Stars Report provided to the TAU will serve as a development roadmap for sustainability in areas which fared well in the audit and to shift focus on categories which needed to be improved within three years.

In support to CHED's program in fostering world class Philippine universities, TAU's participation is trailblazed by the visionary leadership of its University President Dr. Max P. Guillermo, with the active engagement of all TAU stakeholders. (Dr. Christine N. Ferrer, ELIA)