6 July 2017

UC named in top 100 Asia-Pacific universities

| Ian Bushnell
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University of Canberra is building its research capacity. Photo: University of Canberra.

The University of Canberra’s growing reputation as a quality higher education institution has been enhanced by being named in the top 100 Asia-Pacific universities by the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) rankings.

In THE’s first rating of Asia-Pacific higher education institutions, UC was ranked 81st out of 243.

UC Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deep Saini said the University continued to grow as one of the best young universities in the world.

“We were named in the top 100 of THE’s Young Universities worldwide rankings in 2017 and also ranked 30th in the world for ‘Generation Y universities’,” he said.

“It is great to see that our growing reputation for quality teaching, world-leading research and innovative industry collaborations is being acknowledged in this region.”

UC said the ranking was based on five areas: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

Professor Saini said a number of UC academics were being recognised as innovators in their field and delivering solutions which made a difference to the world we live in.

“This is promising for a young university such as UC, which is building its research capability and has a strong focus on teaching excellence. There is a lot of work ahead, but we are very proud of the continuous efforts of our staff.”

UC was also placed in the top two per cent of universities in the world in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings last month.

The Australian National University came in at eight in the rankings, while the top ranked institution was the University of Singapore. The University of Melbourne was ranked third.

The full ranking is available at the Times Higher Education website – https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/best-universities-asia-pacific-region-2017

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