High marks for Uni of Adelaide in Asia-Pacific ranking

The University of Adelaide has been recognised as one of the best universities in the Asia-Pacific region, with the release today of the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific University Rankings.

The latest THE rankings list the University of Adelaide as 23rd in the Asia-Pacific region and 7th in Australia.

“Today’s ranking announcement further confirms that the University of Adelaide is the truly global university for South Australia,” says Professor Mike Brooks, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Provost at the University of Adelaide.

“Our international outlook is one of the University of Adelaide’s great strengths, helping to provide the State with global connections and partnerships, and an enviable reputation for our research and education.

“This week, we have welcomed thousands of new international students as we prepare for orientation week, many of them from the Asia-Pacific region.

“In 2019, international student numbers at the University of Adelaide are set to reach record levels, with more than 10,000 overseas students across all year levels choosing to study at Adelaide.

“We’re attracting new students from China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam, all at a time of increased global and regional competition,” Professor Brooks says.

Economic and social impact

A London Economics report commissioned by the Group of Eight (Go8) universities in Australia found that the University of Adelaide contributed $4.23 billion annually to the South Australian economy.

Based on data from 2016, the report found that the University of Adelaide contributed $1.09 billion in exports and 9,830 jobs in the State – with each job at the University supporting a further 2.6 jobs in South Australia.

The London Economics report found that the University of Adelaide’s international students supported 4,410 jobs in the State.

“More international students means increased economic prosperity for our State,” Professor Brooks says.

“Importantly, international students also enhance the cultural and social fabric of our community, and provide local students with a greater understanding of the world around them. At the University of Adelaide, we’re playing a major role in helping to create a vibrant, globally connected South Australia.”

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