The University of Newcastle has continued to excel as a global leader for the region, moving up a band in the latest Times Higher Education World University rankings, to rank in the top 200-250 universities in the world out of almost 1,800 institutions.
The rankings, which were released today, evaluate universities across the world according to indicators like research, teaching, citations and international collaboration to form a standardised benchmark for universities to measure themselves against.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky AO explained these rankings demonstrate the University’s continued focus on excellence.
“This year we have shown continued improvement in our rankings, moving up five places in the QS World University Rankings – ranking in the top 200 in the world, improving across all five areas of the broad subject areas in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, and now moving up a band in these latest rankings to place us in the top 250 universities in the world.
“These rankings strengthen our reputation as a world-leading university for our regions, it reinforces that we are facilitating leading research, high-quality teaching, and that we are engaging on the world stage.
“The World University Ranking in particular reflects our research performance, which is an area where I am proud to say we have some of the best staff who continue to be pioneers in their field.
“The University of Newcastle is committed to research informed teaching and these results are a demonstration of the outstanding experience we provide to students.
“Students at our University have the opportunity to receive a world class education and be taught by leading scholars in our beautiful region, which is a tremendous opportunity.”
Dr Julia Cook is one of our leading researchers whose work has helped the University to improve its ranking. Dr Cook is researching how housing and family finance impacts the lives of young people, including the increased rates of parental support for first home buyers and the resulting financial stress on families over time.
She is also researching how scholarship and mentoring programs can support youth living in community housing and how youth sector practitioners can support young people experiencing debt and financial hardship.
“Housing and home ownership are crucial issues in wellbeing and my research is showing the impact this has on so many different aspects of people’s lives from financial security through to education.
“My goal is to create research that helps people and makes a meaningful difference to people’s lives.
“Having your research cited by other people provides that confirmation and reassurance that the work you are doing is reaching the right people and is having an impact on people’s lives and the policy that supports people.”