UQ among best of the best in new global ranking

13 November 2014

The University of Queensland is among the world’s 50 best universities, according to a new ranking published recently.
UQ ranked 47th globally, in the Best Global Universities league table published by US News and World Report.

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The organisation has been ranking higher education institutions in the United States for three decades, but this is the first time it has evaluated institutions worldwide.
“This is a very strong result for UQ, and will help advance recognition of top Australian universities in key international markets where a new American-based ranking will be watched closely,” said the Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj.
UQ’s staff can be proud that their passionate dedication to quality has positioned our university so prominently among the world’s best.”
Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of Oxford took the top five positions on the Best Global Universities list.
The new survey focuses on institutions’ overall research, and weighs universities’ global and regional reputation, research performance using publishing indicators, and data on academic staff and higher-degree graduates.
The overall rankings include 500 universities in 49 countries, which also are assessed in four regions—Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe and Latin America.
The University of Queensland has sustained strong results in all of the key global higher education rankings tables this year:

  • QS World University Rankings (43rd globally)
  • National Taiwan University Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (56th)
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities (85th, or 58th modified)
  • Times Higher Education World University Rankings (65th)

The university also leads Australia and is one of the strongest Asia-Pacific institutions in the Nature Publishing Index.

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