24 November 2015

UniSA has ranked 25 in the QS world rankings for universities under 50The University of South Australia could not have picked a more appropriate placing in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for world universities under 50 years old.

On the eve of its 25th birthday celebrations in 2016, QS results out today show UniSA has risen 16 places to rank 25 globally.

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says he is delighted with the result.

“I wouldn’t have knocked back a placing at the top of the chart,” he says, “but 25 seems wholly appropriate and as it represents another rise in these important global rankings, it gives us one more success to celebrate in our 25th birthday year.”

UniSA was established in January 1991 with the merging of some of the state’s oldest educational institutions. Today it is South Australia’s largest university and a leading provider of professional education across core professions such as nursing, teaching, engineering, architecture, journalism and business.

Carving out a reputation for enterprise and innovation, the University has one of Australia’s top MBA programs, is a leading provider nationally in physiotherapy and allied health education and has the best employment outcomes in SA for its graduates.

Prof Lloyd says anyone looking at the evolution of UniSA would see that it had high aspirations in its DNA.

“This is a University that was founded for the people, one that would always offer opportunities to determined and talented students and support research and teaching that is useful to society,” Prof Lloyd says.

“We have stayed true to our mission and we have thrived on the energy, enthusiasm and enterprise of our people – our researchers and teachers and our wonderful students and graduates – they are what keep us improving and innovating.”

Media contact: Michele Nardelli office 8302 0966 mobile 0418 823 673 email michele.nardelli@unisa.edu.au

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