UC ranks 16 in world in Young University Rankings

The University of Canberra is maintaining its pace as the fastest-rising university in the world, climbing to 16 in the world and places Number 2 nationally in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.

University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Paddy Nixon said that these rankings were a reflection of the University’s purpose and identity as a dynamic civic university deeply embedded in the Canberra community, its impact rippling outward to the region, the nation and the world.

“As with anything the University has achieved, this excellent result is all thanks to the UC community,” Professor Nixon said.

“It belongs to our educators, researchers, professional staff, and of course, to our students, who have proven time and again that they are agile, innovative, focused, and ready for the world.”

“UC strives constantly for academic excellence as measured by the quality of our education programmes, the success of our students and the impact of our research” Professor Nixon said

“Our Work Integrated Learning experiences allow us to take learning, teaching and research experiences much further in collaboration with industry,” he said.

“UC’s research, across focus areas such as communication, education, environment, governance, health and sport is world class, with demonstrable and resonant impact.”

Professor Nixon said that he would also attribute the swift rankings rise to the University’s long-term, progressive push to make higher education more accessible, which saw UC named first in the world for reducing inequalities in the 2021 THE Impact Rankings in April this year.

The University’s ongoing development in infrastructure, outlook and strategy will continue to create and grow opportunities across the institution and beyond.

The rankings assess universities worldwide, formed from 1971 to the present, across teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income.

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