13 July 2017
All Australian Technology Network (ATN) universities are again ranked in the world’s Top 50 universities under 50 years old in the latest 2017 QS University Rankings.
The University of Technology Sydney placed 8th, QUT and RMIT University were equal 18th, and Curtin University and University of South Australia ranked 22nd and 26th respectively.
“All five of our universities continue to excel on the international stage, setting the standard for the new generation of universities” said ATN Executive Director, Renee Hindmarsh.
“The ATN is the world’s leading network of young universities. These exceptional rankings confirm that our commitment to innovation and excellence is yielding results.
“These rankings are a great news story for Australian higher education, with nine Australian universities featured in the world’s top 50. They reflect the quality of our world-class sector that makes a significant economic and societal contribution.
“The ATN universities are committed to delivering exceptional outcomes through real-world research with real-world impact. We listen to the needs of industry and end-users and drive effective collaboration”, Ms Hindmarsh said.
“We also deliver an exceptional student experience, ensuring our entrepreneurial graduates are work-ready and have the skills needed to thrive and lead in the workplaces of today, and in the future. Students are at the heart of everything we do.”
“The ATN’s partnerships with industry create an exceptional learning environment. It is a leading reason the ATN attracts over 20% of Australia’s university students, and 22% of international students.”
“We set ourselves apart by embracing challenges as opportunities, by being adaptive and agile in our approaches to research and teaching.”
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 ranked amongst the global Top 350 in the 2017 QS World University rankings.