07/06/2018 - 13:10

WA universities move up world rankings

07/06/2018 - 13:10

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The University of Western Australia remains in the top 100 universities in the world, while Curtin University has continued its move up the rankings, according to the 2019 QS University Rankings.

Curtin was ranked 250th, improving 12 places from the previous year.

The University of Western Australia remains in the top 100 universities in the world, while Curtin University has continued its move up the rankings, according to the 2019 QS University Rankings.

QS is one of the most well-regarded world university rankings and uses six metrics to determine a score for each institution, including academic and employer reputation, a faculty to student ratio, citations per faculty, and international faculty and student ratios.  

UWA placed 91st in the annual rankings, up two spots from the 2018 list to record its second straight year in the top 100.

UWA vice-chancellor Dawn Freshwater said the result demonstrated the university’s commitment to improvement in teaching and research.

“We’ve been concentrating on attracting the best and brightest academic staff from around the world through our ‘Be Inspired’ campaign,” she said.

“This latest rankings result reinforces UWA’s strategy of steady improvement through continued academic strength, which results in both excellent teachers and world-class research outcomes.”

Curtin was ranked 250th, improving 12 places from the previous year and an impressive 56 places from its 306 performance in the 2017 rankings.

Curtin vice-chancellor Deborah Terry said the university was pleased with the result.

“Curtin is delighted that the University has continued to improve its positon in these key global rankings,” she said.

“It is testament to the dedication of our staff and students,”

“The university is targeting to position itself in the top 200 universities globally and in the top 10 nationally.

“On the majority of ranking systems, this has been achieved.”

Murdoch University was listed between 591 and 600 in the latest rankings, down from 501 to 550 last year.

Edith Cowan University ranked between 751 and 800 on the list.

The news comes after UWA recently moved into the top 200 of the Centre for World University Rankings while Curtin was ranked 400th.

 

 

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