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UOW rated among Asia-Pacific region’s best universities
New rankings place UOW in top 50.
The University of Wollongong (UOW) has been ranked 40th in the Asia-Pacific region in the latest round of University Rankings.
New in 2017, the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific University Rankings was launched today (Wednesday 5 July) to reflect the region’s growing strength in the higher education sector.
The ranking analysed universities across 38 nations in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania, with the overall ranking featuring over 200 universities from 13 different nations.
The ranking uses the same rigorous criteria as THE World University Rankings with special modifications to better reflect the characteristics and priorities of universities in the Asia-Pacific region.
The performance indicators are grouped into five areas; teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income and reputation), citations (research influence), international outlook (staff, students and research) and industry income (knowledge transfer).
UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings said the ranking reflected the University’s competitive position in the Asia-Pacific region.
“This latest result confirms the University of Wollongong’s place as a leading institution locally as well as on the Asia-Pacific stage,” Professor Wellings said.
“UOW is consistently rated highly for student satisfaction and graduate outcomes and has a well-earned reputation as one of the best research intensive universities in Australia.”
Earlier this year UOW rose to 30 in the Young University Rankings, a list that celebrates young universities that have made a great impact on the global stage in years rather than centuries and showcases rising university stars.
In March, UOW was placed among the world’s best in several subject fields in the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject. In November last year UOW was ranked by QS in the world’s top one per cent for graduate employability and in September 2016 UOW was ranked as the world’s 12th best young University. Prior to that, UOW jumped 25 places to rank at number 218 in the QS World University Rankings, placing it among Australia’s top 10 universities.