Victoria University has continued its climb in the global rankings for universities aged under 50, and is now 53rd as judged by the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018.
Now in its seventh year, the ‘young universities’ category compares 250 institutions from 55 countries that have made a big impact on the world stage in a short time.
VU climbed three places from last year’s ranking of number 56 among a smaller pool of only 200 institutions. It is now ninth among Australia’s 22 young universities.
VU Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Dawkins said VU’s continued strong performance among the world’s top young universities is proof that its new student-focused transformation, as seen through its revolutionary First Year Model, is working, as VU maintains its mission to be an open, excellent, and dynamic university.
“Our second appearance in the prestigious Young University Rankings is recognition for the significant efforts of our staff and students.
“It reflects the significant transformation that is taking place across the University via VU’s revolutionary block model of learning and teaching, as well as the enhancement of our cross-disciplinary research capabilities,” he said.
VU’s scores improved in all ranking categories of teaching, research, and international engagement. It was ranked higher than any other Victorian institution in research citations and industry income.
VU has also been named among the world’s top 350 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018, placing it in the top two per cent of universities worldwide.