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06 April 2017

Students form the number 32The Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s universities aged under 50 years has placed UniSA at number 32 in a global field of 200 – a rise of 25 places.

The results put UniSA at number four in Australia, the youngest, highest ranked in the nation, and the biggest mover.

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says the result is hugely satisfying.

“Part of our long-term strategy is to improve quality across the board at UniSA - in research, teaching, facilities, partnerships with industry, international engagement and student experience,” Prof Lloyd says.

“To see that that work is coming to fruition is very rewarding.

“We are young – we celebrated our 25th anniversary just last year – but we are focussed on making UniSA one of Australia’s great universities.

“For us that is about having researchers working on the big social and industry challenges and contributing to solutions.

“It is about delivering a dynamic, industry informed teaching environment for students.

“It is also about being an institution that is globally focussed and enterprising in its outlook.”

Prof Lloyd says the result puts UniSA in the top 50 world universities under 50 years old in the two most widely recognised rankings tables, the Times Higher Education ranking and the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.

The rankings measure the same 13 separate indicators as the THE World University Rankings, but the Young University Rankings 2017 methodology has been carefully recalibrated to reflect the special characteristics of younger universities, giving less weight to subjective indicators of academic reputation.


Media contact: Michèle Nardelli mobile 0418 823 673 email michele.nardelli@unisa.edu.au



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