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All five ATN universities rise in World Top 300 in latest QS university rankings

15 September 2015

The Australian Technology Network (ATN) has continued its rise in the 2015 QS World University Rankings with all five universities placed in the Top 300.

UTS came in at 218, QUT placed 264, and for the first time, RMIT, Curtin and UniSA broke into the Top 300, placing 273, 284 and 288 respectively.

ATN Executive Director, Renee Hindmarsh says this is an outstanding achievement for all five universities who improved their rankings by significant margins.

 “We are all young, innovative and enterprising universities, focused on industry collaboration, and committed to deliver practical results through real-world research with real-world impact.

“Our universities have a fresh approach, including a strong focus on work integrated learning, which is leading to strong graduate outcomes and is embraced by employers.

 “Our graduates become leaders in business and the community, provide solutions to global problems, and help to drive innovation and economic development in our local and global community.

“The ATN are committed to ensuring our students have an exceptional university experience, engage in creative and inspiring learning spaces and communities, and are equipped with the skills to enter the modern workforce,” Ms Hindmarsh says.

The QS rankings assessed over 800 universities around the world using six performance indicators including: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, research citations per paper, proportion of international faculty and proportion of international students.

All of the ATN universities are also featured in the Top 50 Universities under 50 years old in the 2014/15 QS University rankings.

“Our students are at the heart of everything we do. Our universities continue to make an impact on the world stage proving why 22% of Australia’s international students and 20% of Australia’s graduates choose our universities,” Ms Hindmarsh says.

Media contact: Renee Hindmarsh Mobile: 0416 265 038