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ATN on the rise in latest QS World University Rankings

The Australian Technology Network (ATN) is proud to be ranked amongst the world’s best in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The ATN has improved its performance by more than double compared to last year, featuring in eleven Top 50 subject areas, including Engineering - Mineral & Mining, Communication & Media Studies, Art & Design, Architecture – Built Environment, Law and Nursing.

“It is wonderful to see that the high quality of our programs and teaching is being recognised on an international stage,” says ATN Executive Director Renee Hindmarsh.

 “Our universities are young and all under 30 years old, and we’ve shown tremendous growth in recent years.

“We are cementing our reputation as world-leading universities, and are producing more relevant, world-class research with practical results than ever before,” Ms Hindmarsh says.

As a group of universities, the ATN citation score has significantly risen from 74.24 to 78.15, an achievement described by the QS Intelligence Unit as a “quantum leap.”

In addition to this, 93 per cent of our research was ranked at world-class or above in ERA 2015.

“We are inspired by high quality research that delivers impact to the needs of ends users, and also contributes meaningfully to significant global challenges and national priorities. Since 2010, more than two thirds of our research funding has come from industry.

 “Our universities are committed to driving change and embracing new ways of teaching and learning to deliver an exceptional student experience in order to cultivate well rounded graduates with the skills to thrive in the modern workforce,” says Ms Hindmarsh.

Collectively, the ATN’s market share of the Australian higher education sector is significant, educating almost 20% of Australia’s university students and 22% Australia’s international students.

“We are highly regarded as being a global leader of a new generation of universities, and are delighted to see our reputation among academics worldwide has increased. Our universities encourage a culture of collaboration that is vibrant and responsive in order to inspire and nurture Australia’s bright minds,” says Ms Hindmarsh.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas, covering 42 subjects. The rankings are published annually and are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.