The Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) is pleased to be in the world’s Top 50 universities under 50 years old in the 2016 QS World University Rankings.
UTS was the only Australian university in the top 10 coming in at 8th place. RMIT placed 16th, QUT ranked 18th, UniSA at 24th and Curtin came in at 27th.
All five ATN universities are the youngest Australian institutions to appear in the rankings.
ATN Executive Director Renee Hindmarsh says the results reflect our reputation as young and internationally engaged, world-leading universities.
“Our universities are innovative, energetic and ambitious in nature, and it’s fantastic to see the impact they’ve had in their first 30 years.
“We see our youth as a key strength, focused on providing new innovative ways of teaching and research, embracing new technology to offer an exceptional student experience, and cultivating a spirit of entrepreneurship that runs deep in our culture.
“Our research efforts are united by a common goal to contribute meaningfully to significant global challenges. We pride ourselves on developing work-ready graduates with the skills to become leaders in business and the community, and to thrive in their future careers.
“All ATN universities share a common ethos to be the best we can be and we will continue to keep striving for excellence.
“As a consortium, our universities represents 20% of higher education enrolments in Australia, and 22% of the country’s international students. And a point that significantly differentiates us, nearly two thirds of ATN research income comes from industry or industry-driven sources,” Ms Hindmarsh says.
The QS Top 50 Under 50 ranking highlights the top-ranked universities established within the last 50 years, and is based on six indicators relating to research, teaching, employability and internationalisation.