Victoria University is listed at number 56 in the world’s top universities aged under 50 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017. VU’s inaugural appearance in the rankings highlights the great progress the institution has made since it was established as a university in 1991.
Announced at the Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit in Brisbane, the top 200 Universities Under 50 ranking showcases the world’s leading young universities for teaching, research, and international engagement.
Now in its sixth year, the rankings acknowledge world-class institutions under 50 years-old that have made a “big impact on the world stage in years rather than centuries,” said World University Rankings Editor Phil Baty.
Vice-Chancellor and President Peter Dawkins said “This is a remarkable achievement for such a young university based in the western suburbs of Melbourne – one with a steadfast commitment to its heartland, the west of Melbourne but also with an international reputation as a strong university on the global stage. This ranking is a vindication of Victoria University's teaching, research and internationalisation strategy as outlined in our previous and current strategic plans.”
In 2016 VU was also named among the world’s top 400 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17, placing it in the top two per cent of universities worldwide.
This latest accolade further confirms VU’s commitment to upholding its local and international reputation as an open, excellent, and dynamic university with a strong focus on cross-disciplinary research.
The THE Young Universities Summit is taking place until 7 April 2017 at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane.