University cements position for world-ranking research

Students walk around the North Terrace campus.

The University of Adelaide has reaffirmed its place in one of the world’s most prestigious university rankings.

The latest ShanghaiRanking Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has seen the University of Adelaide lift its position to 132nd in the world.

The University of Adelaide continues to be placed in the top 1% of universities globally, and is firmly placed as the number 1 university in South Australia

and among the best in Australia.

The 2022 rankings measured 2500 global universities and publishes how the top 1000 intuitions performed over six metrics – Alumni Awards, Staff Awards, Highly Cited Researchers, Papers in the journals Nature and Science, Publication Output and Per-Capita Academic Performance.

The ARWU’s announcement earlier this year that many of the University’s research fields are in the top 100 in the world underlined this latest ranking.

“The University of Adelaide’s consistent results across all the most prestigious rankings reflect the depth and quality of work being carried out by our community of researchers,” says Professor Anton Middelberg, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

“Finding solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges is at the forefront of what we as a global institution aim to achieve.

“Our students also benefit by learning from some of the best minds in their fields. A University of Adelaide education prepares them to be the next generation of leaders who will aim to make their own history by helping society – wherever they may choose to pursue their goals.

“South Australia, our nation and the world will continue to benefit from the work carried out at our University.

“We are very pleased by these latest results which recognise our position as a world-leading University.”

“The University of Adelaide’s consistent results across all the most prestigious rankings reflect the depth and quality of work being carried out by our community of researchers,” Professor Anton Middelberg, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Adelaide.

Current global rankings for the University of Adelaide:

UNSW Aggregate Ranking of Top Universities: 102

QS World University Rankings: 109

Times Higher Education World University Rankings: 111

US News Best Global Universities: 66

QS World University Rankings by Subject: Top 100 for 14 subjects

ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects: Top 100 for 14 subjects

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