Deakin reaches top 200 in QS World University Rankings for 2025

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05 June 2024

Deakin University has climbed 36 places to enter the world's top 200 universities, according to the latest QS World University Rankings released today. Deakin's overall rank of 197 is its best QS World University Rankings result and confirms its position in the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide.

The prestigious QS World University Rankings focus on five key indicators - Research and Discovery, Employability and Outcomes, Learning Experience, Global Engagement and Sustainability.

Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin commended the Deakin community for reaching this significant milestone.

'Our success is due to the dedication and hard work of many individuals across our university. In our relatively brief history, we have achieved remarkable growth and continue to foster a culture of innovation, creativity, and excellence while staying true to our foundational principles of inclusion and educational access,' Professor Martin said.

'As we prepare to celebrate our 50th birthday at the end of this year, it's clear that Deakin's strong connection to the community has been a cornerstone of our success. We believe in fostering meaningful partnerships that enhance the educational experience, drive innovative research outcomes and create a positive impact with a global reach.

'Our recent rankings also reflect Deakin's ongoing efforts to promote environmental stewardship and social responsibility.'

Deakin recorded its strongest growth in the sustainability category, climbing 217 positions to rank 66th in the world and 13th nationally. The score reflects Deakin's environmental impact in an area QS describes as a high priority for students.

The QS data also shows that Deakin was particularly successful in International Faculty (135th in the world) and Citations per Faculty (140th in the world).

Highlights for Deakin in recent years include:

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