Deakin University on the rise in 2018 QS World University Rankings

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08 June 2017

Deakin has climbed 62 places to enter the world’s top 300 universities, according to the latest prestigious QS World University Rankings, released today.

Deakin now ranks at number 293 in the world. The latest ranking places Deakin in the top 1.1 per cent of universities in the world and cements the university in the top two per cent of universities in each of the three major global rankings, which also includes the ARWU and Times Higher Education (THE).

Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander congratulated the Deakin community on its achievement. 

“Deakin is committed to supporting the communities we serve through providing the best teaching and research possible, and today’s rankings show that if you value staff and build a clear and comprehensive strategy towards your goals, the results follow,” Professor den Hollander said. 

The QS World University Rankings focus on six key indicators – Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Citations per Faculty, Student to Faculty ratio, International Faculty, and International Students. 

Professor den Hollander noted that Deakin was particularly successful in the areas of Academic Reputation (257 in the world), Employer Reputation (244), International Faculty (105) and International Students (243).

“The QS rankings have further enhanced Deakin’s reputation,” Professor den Hollander said. 

The QS ranking comes two months after Deakin recorded its best ever result in the THE Young Universities Rankings, coming in at 43 in the world and as the highest placed Victorian university for the third year in the row. The THE ranking was for universities under 50 years old, with Deakin now sitting at number eight of 23 Australian universities included.

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