In the pursuit of academic excellence and quality performance beyond national standards, the Pangasinan State University engaged in a benchmarking activity for QS STARS with INTI International University and Colleges today, November 3, via Zoom.

With its recent feat as the first-ever educational institution to obtain the coveted Philippine Quality Awards Level III: Mastery in Quality Management, PSU, led by University President Dr. Dexter R. Buted and is charged to set about another conquest through the QS Stars.

The QS Stars university rating system was developed to provide universities with another avenue to highlight their strengths publicly, besides the annual QS World University Rankings. The rating system also allows universities to identify and improve upon areas of weaknesses, providing detailed assessments under each criterion. (

Having been officially ranked in the 2021 QS World University Rankings: ASIA for the first time in 2020 despite the emerging trials of the pandemic, INTI Int’l Univ stands as one of the top picks of PSU to obtain significant insights, best practices, and critical areas in the rating system.

“With INTI Int’l University’s best practices and expertise in QS Stars, we gear up ourselves with invaluable insights in successfully achieving yet another laurel for our University; the foreseeable future shines bright in PSU, ” DRB said.

INTI’s VP for International Business Development, Mr. Jesus C. Tinawin earmarked the Institution’s best practices and journey to achieving top marks in the categories of Online Learning, Employability, Facilities, and Inclusiveness that assured INTI’s spot in this year’s QS World University Rankings.

Transitioning as an internationally recognized academic powerhouse, PSU takes another step towards the stars in the global academia. QS Stars serves not only a moving force in ensuring international recognition, but the University’s initiative in realizing that excellence rests in every facet of its service delivery—to employees, students, and community members.