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Knocking on the door of the world’s top ten young unis

The University of Technology Sydney has been reaffirmed Australia’s number one in both world rankings of young universities.

UTS leads in Australia for the sixth year in a row in the newly released QS Top 50 Under 50, on the heels of being named number one in Australia for the fifth year in a row in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.

The 2019 THE Young University Rankings saw UTS climb three spots to number 13 in the world from 2018, based on the results of the overall THE World University Ranking. In the QS Top 50 Under 50 UTS is listed 11th in the world.

Since 2013 UTS has leapt 60 places in the THE young unis list (like the QS ranking for institutions aged 50 years or under), underscoring the university’s continued commitment to delivering high-quality education and high-impact research.

In the wider field UTS is now in the top 200 band in both the Times Higher Education and QS world rankings, 196th in the THE ranking and 140th in the QS ranking announced on 19 June 2019.

UTS Vice-Chancellor Professor Attila Brungs said UTS’s movement over eight years in several major ranking systems was confirmation that building on strengths, including capacities for collaboration and working for the social good, would enhance the university’s international reputation.

“The Times Higher Education rankings judge research-intensive universities across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, all targets of the strategies the university has pursued over a decade,” Professor Brungs said.

“UTS has invested in world-class facilities, creating an environment that supports innovative learning.

“This month (July 2019), a cutting-edge ‘biotech bunker’ is set to open, offering unmatched training and teaching opportunities, and cementing UTS as a global leader in research and development for algal biotech industries.

“And in August (2019), UTS Central will open its doors to students, staff and the community, featuring the Hive Super Lab as well as a new student hub which includes the library, reading room and three large collaborative theatres.”

Source: UTS

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