Deakin University continues its climb up the world university rankings, jumping 183 places in one year to enter the top 300 in this year’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
Deakin is now placed at 11th position within Australia, as ranked by the highly regarded ARWU rankings, released today by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. The ranking places Deakin within the top two per cent of the world's universities.
The ARWU presents the world Top 500 universities, with this year’s ranking released today, indicating Deakin has moved into 214th place, a step up from the 398 in 2015 and from 412 just two years ago.
Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander said the rise in the rankings reflected the University’s commitment to creating an environment that encourages and enables cutting-edge research and academic excellence.
“Deakin is delighted with the news that it has moved into the 201-301 rank and we are humbled to be in such eminent company,” Professor den Hollander said.
“This is a particularly pleasing trajectory, given Deakin moved into the top 500 in the ARWU rankings for the first time only two years ago.
“Deakin is committed to success in teaching and research, and this success shows that if you value staff and build a coherent and comprehensive strategy, the results will follow.
“To continue to move up the world rankings, as well as stepping up to placing 11th in Australia, is something that the entire University community can be proud of.
“Of particular note in this year’s ranking is recognition of a number of our researchers as leaders and innovators in their areas of expertise.
“This is welcome news and promising for a young university like Deakin, which researches across a full range of disciplines and has a strong focus on teaching excellence across the communities we serve.”
The ARWU, formerly known as the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking, is based on independently sourced data and focuses on significant indicators of research excellence.
Deakin is among 14 Australian universities across the country to be included in the top 300.