Australian Technology Network (ATN) universities have been ranked in the world’s Top 25 universities under 50 years old in the latest 2015/2016 QS University Rankings.
UTS came in at 14, QUT placed 20, and RMIT, Curtin and UniSA ranked 21, 23 and 25 respectively.
ATN Executive Director, Renee Hindmarsh says this is an outstanding achievement for all five universities who have made a significant impact on the international stage.
“ATN universities are recognised as global leaders of a new generation of universities. It is our innovative and ambitious nature, combined with our dynamic and fresh approach which makes our universities different.
“Our universities are among the best in the world, focused on driving outcomes through industry collaboration, and committed to deliver practical results through real-world research with real-world impact,” Ms Hindmarsh says.
“We pride ourselves on producing entrepreneurial graduates who make their mark on the global stage, and who go on to become leaders in business and the community.
“Our universities strive to deliver an exceptional student experience, provide world-class learning spaces and communities, and ensure our graduates are equipped with industry relevant skills to thrive in the modern workforce.
“It is clear our graduates have a career advantage, which is why we are the leading choice for 22% of Australia’s international students and 20% of Australian students who have chosen our universities.
“We are committed to industry collaboration to deliver world-class research and practical innovation that benefits the community and helps shape the world we live in,” Ms Hindmarsh says.
Chair of the ATN and UniSA Vice Chancellor, Professor David Lloyd says the ATN are increasingly industry’s partner of choice.
“Our strong ties with business have been important in ensuring our students have the skills and experience in demand from industry, making them more attractive to future employers,” Prof Lloyd 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.
All of the ATN universities were also featured in the world’s Top 300 universities in the 2015 QS World University rankings.