VU ranked 56 in world’s top young universities

Victoria University is delighted to be ranked 56 in the world’s top universities aged under 50 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017.

Announced at the Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit in Brisbane this week, the list showcases the world’s top 200 young universities for teaching, research, and international engagement.

Now in its sixth year, the category acknowledges world-class universities aged under 50 that have made a “big impact on the world stage in years rather than centuries,” said World University Rankings Editor Phil Baty.

For nearly five decades, the highly-regarded Times Higher Education organisation has provided rankings in various categories of universities around the world.

VU Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Dawkins said VU’s strong breakthrough into its relatively new ranking of top young universities confirms VU’s commitment to its local and international reputation as an open, excellent, and dynamic university.

"Our first-ever appearance in the Young University Rankings highlights our unwavering commitment to continuous improvement, with a strong focus on cross-disciplinary research and enriching the student experience."

While VU formally became a university only 26 years ago, it has a long and celebrated history dating back more than 100 years as an education provider in Melbourne’s west. In 2016, the year marking the centenary of VU’s founding institution, Footscray Technical School, VU was also named among the world’s top 400 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17. This places it in the top two per cent of universities worldwide.

VU was also ranked 19 in the Top 50 Generation Y universities 2017.

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