15/08/2012 - 13:24

UWA joins ranks of world's top 100

15/08/2012 - 13:24

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UWA joins ranks of world's top 100
UWA vice chancellor Paul Johnson.

The University of Western Australia has been ranked among the world’s top 100 institutions of higher learning, joining four other Australian universities on the list.

The Shanghai Jaio Tong University’s academic ranking, considered to be the world’s best measure of school quality, ranked UWA 96th, 14 places higher than its previous result.

Melbourne University was the country’s best ranked, coming in at 57, while Australian National University was ranked 64th and Queensland University entered the list at 86.

The University of Sydney was up three places at 93rd, the survey said.

UWA vice chancellor Paul Johnson said the rise of the school into the world’s top 100 was a tribute to the hard work and dedication of staff and students.

“We have implemented strategies to attract the highest quality staff to strengthen our leading research and teaching profile, and to increase international journal publication of world-quality UWA research,” Prof. Johnson said.

“A resolute focus on quality has enabled UWA to achieve this goal and prepares the way for the University to achieve being counted among the world’s top 50 by 2050.”

For specific courses, UWA was ranked 26th in the world for Life and Agricultural Sciences, in the 51-75 band for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy and in the 76-100 band for Chemistry.

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