The University of Wollongong (UOW) has secured a spot in the world’s top 200 institutions in the 2021 QS World University Rankings released on Wednesday 10 June 2020.
UOW’s ranking has substantially improved from last year, jumping sixteen places to achieve an overall rank of 196th globally and 10th in Australia.
UOW competed with over 1600 institutions globally, including 36 Australian institutions, and has jumped 87 places in six years due to its globally recognised research activities.
The ranking agency evaluates universities using six metrics: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty to student ratio, citations per faculty member, and international faculty ratio, and international student ratio.
A marked improvement in citations per faculty member lifted UOW’s ranking in this metric a stunning 33 places to 75th globally and was the strongest contributor to the University taking its place in the top 200.
UOW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings CBE, welcomed the new rankings and said the University’s global approach to research partnerships and collaboration has underpinned this achievement.
“I am delighted to see our world-class research capabilities are making a global impact and these rankings recognise the efforts of our researchers through their strategic partnerships and collaborations.
“UOW research is dedicated to addressing real-world problems beyond the scope of a single discipline, in collaboration with industry, government and our wider communities.
“We should be proud that UOW is so highly ranked. Our long term investments in major research teams and the breadth of our academic work has driven the University forward,” Professor Wellings said.
In April, UOW also ranked 31st globally in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020 for successfully delivering the United Nations Sustainable Goals (SDG). SDGs are the backbone of UOW’s research strategy to tackle the world’s most pressing and complex challenges. Read the full story here.