The University of Western Australia has risen to become one of the world’s top 100 universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.
The University has climbed nine places, rising to 93 on the prestigious list. It received a perfect score for its performance at the international level represented by the University’s high proportion of international students and faculty members.
It means that UWA remains in the top one per cent of almost 26,000 universities in the world.
The QS World University Rankings grade the world’s top universities based on performance indicators, including academic and employer reputation, research impact and international representation.
UWA performed among the top 10 per cent of those universities ranked. The University was particularly recognised for its attractiveness as a global university to international staff and students.
Overall, responses from employers and academics from more than 4,000 universities were considered; 980 were evaluated and 75 million citations from more than 12 million papers were analysed.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater said she was delighted with the results and paid tribute to the hard work of staff, students and researchers to further cement the University’s standing as a world leader.
“All Western Australians can take pride in this achievement and share in the excitement that their university is regarded as one of the best in the world,” Professor Freshwater said.
“This is testament that we are making a positive difference by educating the minds of the future, using research and innovation to help solve the problems the world faces, and supporting our communities through arts, culture and engagement.”
UWA continues to invest in its future and has recently launched an international recruitment campaign to attract fifty world-class academic staff to the University.
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