Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The University of Canberra,Canberra,Australia

The University of Canberra has entered the world’s top universities in the bracket 601-650, based on QS World University Rankings for 2013-2014.
This year QS cuts off at 800, and for context you might note that there are said to be over 15,000 universities and research institutes in the world, depending on what one includes.
This follows on from QS Subject Rankings earlier in the year which placed our work in Politics in the 101-150 bracket and our work in Agriculture and Forestry (which will include applied ecology) between 151 and 200.

  … you can sort by region.  In Oceania (mainly Australia and NZ) there are 40 ranked universities.  We are at 27 of the 31 Australian universities to be ranked.

“I think UC can be proud of this achievement. We have a long way to go, and in our strategic plan we are aiming for a more exacting ranking by 2018 in The Times Higher Education Top 100 Under 50 years,  but we are only 23 years old as a university and have never been specially funded for research.  Furthermore, these exercises have to rely on lagging data, and we know that our underlying performance and reputation are improving.  Canberra will be a major destination for study and research, with two world class universities headquartered here,” Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker said.