The University of Western Australia has jumped 11 places in the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings, moving from 168th to 157th place.
The results cement UWA's position among the Times Higher Education's top 200 universities worldwide for 2014-15. They follow the announcement in August that UWA had climbed three places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, to 88th place, and the announcement in September that we were ranked at position 89 in the QS Rankings.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings provide a comprehensive ranking of the world's universities, using 13 separate performance indicators to examine a university's strengths against all of its core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The rankings are based partly on a survey of about 10,000 academics.
In the subject area rankings, UWA made it into the top 100 universities for Life Sciences (64), Social Sciences (77), and Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health (96).
In its report on the rankings, the Times Higher Education magazine described Australia's university sector as a ‘world-class system'.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Paul Johnson said the results confirmed that the University's strategies to attract the best teachers and researchers from around the world, as well as increasing the numbers of publications in prestigious journals, were working.
"We continue to work hard to position the University for success in a challenging time of change," Professor Johnson said.
He said that as the Government considered sweeping reforms designed to increase competition among Australia's universities, he was confident UWA would continue to improve its global standing.
"I believe greater autonomy will help universities better compete in a globally competitive market by enabling us to enhance our student experience, conduct more high-impact research, and attract the best academics from around the world," he said.
The Group of Eight Australian research-intensive universities are in the Times top 200, and another 12 Australian universities made it into the 200-400 bracket.
The full results can be found here.
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