08 June 2017

UniSA's Jeffrey Smart Building at duskThe University of South Australia has again moved up in the QS World University Rankings, rising nine places to 279 in a field of almost 1000 institutions globally.

The improvement builds on positive results across a range of rankings in the past year and cements UniSA’s place in the top two per cent of universities worldwide.

In 2017 UniSA rose to 32 in the Times Higher Education World’s best 200 universities under 50 years old and moved up 141 places to 254 in the Leiden Rankings for university research citations.

UniSA Vice Chancellor, Professor David Lloyd says the improvements reflect the growing confidence of the University and its strong commitment to quality research and quality teaching.

“Our aspiration as Australia's University of Enterprise is clear, we have earned our place as one of the world's best young universities and one which is dedicated, not only to research excellence, but to delivering relevant research that makes a tangible contribution to society,” Prof Lloyd says.

“Rankings matter because they say something about our ambition and our dedication and they help to attract the best researchers, academics and students to the State and to UniSA.

“As we build our reputation as Australia’s university of enterprise, these quality indicators are a marker that while we are deeply engaged with industry and the professions, we underpin that outreach with real quality.”

Last year UniSA’s nursing program ranked in the top 50 globally and Architecture, and Art and Design are all ranked in the top 100.

UniSA’s Business School is ranked in the top one per cent worldwide. The School has held EQUIS accreditation for the past 13 years, longer than any other Australian Business School.

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



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