University of Newcastle moves up in World University Rankings

University of Newcastle moves up in World University Rankings

The University of Newcastle has moved up a band in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, to rank in the top 200-250 universities in the world out of almost 1,800 institutions.

The rankings evaluate universities across the world using to indicators like research, teaching, citations and international collaboration to form a standardised benchmark for universities to measure themselves against.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky AO explained these rankings demonstrate the University’s continued focus on excellence.

“This year we have shown continued improvement in our rankings, moving up five places in the World University rankings, improving across all five areas of the broad subject areas in the World University Rankings by Subject, and now moving up a band in these latest rankings to place us in the top 250 universities in the world.

Alex said the rankings reflect the University’s sustained research performance.

“The University of Newcastle is committed to research informed teaching and these results are a demonstration of the experience we provide to students.”

Dr Julia Cook is a researcher whose work has helped the University to improve its ranking. Julia is researching how housing and family finance impacts the lives of young people, including the increased rates of parental support for first home buyers and the resulting financial stress on families over time.

She is also researching how scholarship and mentoring programs can support youth living in community housing and how youth sector practitioners can support young people experiencing debt and financial hardship. ​

“Housing and home ownership are crucial issues in wellbeing and my research is showing the impact this has on so many different aspects of people’s lives from financial security through to education,” Julia said.

“My goal is to create research that helps people and makes a meaningful difference to people’s lives.

“Having your research cited by other people provides that confirmation and reassurance that the work you are doing is reaching the right people and is having an impact on people’s lives and the policy that supports people.”

The University of Newcastle ranks in the top 200 in the world in the World University Rankings and in the top five in the world for Partnering for a Sustainable Future.

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The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 3% of universities in the world according to two global independent ranking systems, and in the top 200 universities in the world for medicine. 

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