Deakin ranks among world's best young universities

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24 June 2020

Deakin has continued its climb in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top 50 Under 50 World University Rankings, rising from 29th to 26th in the 2021 index.

The Top 50 Under 50 rankings come a month after QS released its World University Rankings, in which Deakin was ranked 275th globally, after first entering the top 300 only three years ago.

The QS Top 50 Under 50 ranks universities on several measures including Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Citations per Faculty, Student to Faculty ratio, International Faculty, and International Students.

Established in 1974 as Victoria’s first regional university, Deakin's achievement is further evidence of its status as a world-class institution that has proudly held the title of the top-rated public university in Victoria for overall student experience for 10 consecutive years.

Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin said Deakin's relative youth remains an advantage as its agility and innovative ethos continue to ensure the institution serves the changing learning and career needs of its students and alumni, while working closely with its partners on mutually beneficial projects.

"I am pleased that Deakin's leadership in education, research and innovation has again been recognised on the global stage," Professor Martin said.

"What we do matters to our students, our local communities, and Australia. Through our extensive community, industry and academic networks, what we do matters internationally.

"Our ability to harness world-class research and innovations in our distinctly Deakin way, will continue to propel our industries and is arguably more important than ever as our nation progresses from the economic and social challenges before it.

"Deakin has made extraordinary progress in its comparatively short life. We remain focused on delivering real progress and sustainable solutions for the complex problems our society faces."

Deakin has more than 60,000 students from around the world, studying across campuses in Melbourne, Geelong, Warrnambool and the Cloud.

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