The University of Newcastle is now ranked 214th in the prestigious 2019 QS World University Rankings announced today.
Moving up ten places since last year, the University has achieved a rise of 84 places in the QS Rankings since 2014.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen said today’s ranking in the independent global university league table result was an outstanding achievement that reflected the university’s international reputation for excellence in quality education, research and innovation.
“Our University of Newcastle community can be justifiably proud of an uplift of 84 places since 2014, achieved within a highly competitive sector,” Caroline said.
“A world ranking at this level is testament to the hardworking staff across our disciplines who have collectively contributed to this great result.
“It pays tribute to our world-leading researchers who are developing innovative solutions to address the challenges facing communities in our regions and around the world; and our professional and teaching staff, who are passionate about delivering a positive learning environment and quality teaching to our students.”
The independent 2019 QS World University Rankings ranked a top group of universities against six indicators, which provided measures of academic and employer reputation, research citations, student-staff ratios and the international diversity of staff and students.
QS analysed 97 million citations from more than 14 million papers, 126,000 survey responses from employers and academics and considered more than 4,000 universities before ranking 1,000 of them. The QS World University Rankings 2019 covers 85 countries and this year includes 60 new entries.
Caroline said strong performances in the International Faculty and International Student indicators revealed the university’s success in attracting world-class researchers and international students to the institution.
“We continue to draw outstanding staff who are making their mark as leaders and innovators in their professions or fields of endeavour. We are also extremely proud of our talented students, from all walks of life, who choose the University of Newcastle to pursue their educational aspirations,” Caroline said.
Caroline said the QS World University rank of 214 placed the University of Newcastle closer to its ambitious goal of breaking through to the world’s top 200 universities by 2020.
“Today our staff, students and alumni, can join us in celebrating this valuable acknowledgment by QS of our performance among the world’s best.”
IMAGE | Students of the University of Newcastle.