15 September 2015

UniSA's state-of-the-art Jeffrey Smart BuildingThe University of South Australia has risen 45 places in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings in 2015-2016, leaping into the top 300 universities worldwide. 

The rise reflects an increase in the number of citations from researchers across the university and is in-step with a marked improvement for all of the nation’s Australian Technology Network universities, which now all rank in the QS top 300 worldwide. 

UniSA moved to 288 this year, from 333 in 2014. 

UniSA Vice Chancellor and Chair of the ATN, Professor David Lloyd says the results reflect UniSA’s energy and ambition as an institution. 

“I’m really pleased UniSA is continuing to improve and I am especially pleased that as a collaborative network of young and internationally engaged institutions, the universities that make up the Australian Technology Network, are all developing reputations as ‘can do’ institutions,” Prof Lloyd says. 

He says UniSA had shown strong improvement in the discipline categories of Engineering and Technology and Social Science and Management, both improving their position in the top 200 globally. 

QS also ranked UniSA in the top three percent globally in Arts and Humanities and Life Sciences and Medical Sciences. 

“UniSA’s improvement in the rankings reflects a commitment by the University to be the best it can be – to offer students the best teaching and learning, to foster the kind of research that has impact and to embrace a spirit of enterprise in all we do,” Prof Lloyd says. 

“The results this year are an encouragement for everyone at the University to keep innovating and to continue to strive for excellence.” 

Media contact: Michèle Nardelli office +61 883020966 mob 0418823673 email michele.nardelli@unisa.edu.au





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