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Strong international rankings performance continues

The University of Wollongong’s (UOW) standing as one of the world’s top emerging universities has been confirmed following the release of two major rankings of universities worldwide.

The Quacquarelli Symonds QS Top 50 Under 50, released today (Tuesday 20 September, 2016) ranked UOW as the world’s 12th-best young university.

The Top 50 Under 50 emphasises the potential and excellence of universities without decades or centuries of established reputation, and identifies which of them might disrupt, or has already disrupted, the global elite.

The QS World University Rankings assesses universities on six performance indicators, relating to research, teaching, employability and international staff and students.

The latest rankings boost builds on the recent news UOW has jumped 25 places to 218th in QS World University Rankings, placing it among Australia’s top 10 universities.

To be eligible for inclusion, institutions must teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and conduct work in at least two of five broad faculty areas (arts and humanities; engineering and technology; social sciences and management; natural sciences; life sciences and medicine).

UOW also increased the number of citations each faculty member has received in academic journals around the world – a clear measure of the growing impact and quality of its research.In a further major rankings result.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017, released today (Wednesday 21 September 2016), confirmed UOW’s standing in the top 300 universities worldwide and confirmed the increasing impact of UOW research shown in the QS results.

UOW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings CBE, said he was encouraged by the latest rankings results.

“Although each international ranking assesses universities differently, we are seeing a consistent trend of strong performance across multiple rankings - particularly in research citations and graduate outcomes in an increasingly competitive environment.

“Positive rankings results reflect the continued effort by UOW staff members to undertake high quality purpose-driven research and provide a positive student experience,” Professor Wellings said.


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  • QS Top 50 Under 50.