University of Adelaide among world’s top 1% in rankings

Students at the University of Adelaide's North Terrace campus

University of Adelaide North Terrace campus.

The University of Adelaide continues to be recognised as one of the world’s top universities, with today’s release of the 2022 QS World University Rankings.

The University of Adelaide has been ranked 108 in the world, placed firmly in the top 1% of universities globally, and again the highest ranked South Australian university.

“The high regard in which the University of Adelaide is held globally is a reflection of the quality of our staff and students, and our reputation for outstanding research focused on the needs of industry, government and society.” Professor Peter Høj AC, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Adelaide.

“In the midst of a global pandemic, the work of Australia’s leading universities is critical to the economic and social wellbeing of our community. As one of Australia’s and the world’s most highly regarded universities, the University of Adelaide’s education and research will continue to play a key role in underpinning future-facing jobs and industries.”

Professor Anton Middelberg, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), says: “Universities everywhere have experienced tough times since the global pandemic began. However, this latest ranking is pleasing news for the University of Adelaide, and continues to demonstrate the importance of a high-quality, globally ranked institution for our State.

“Our strengths underpin key sectors of industry, government strategy, and the needs of community, and these represent opportunities for South Australia and our nation as we emerge from the pandemic over the coming years.”

Current global rankings for the University of Adelaide:

QS World University Rankings: 108

Times Higher Education Worlds University Rankings: 118

Academic Ranking of World Universities: 152

US News Best Global Universities: 73

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