The University of Wollongong has further embedded its reputation for world-class teaching and research, after climbing several places in two of the sector’s most notable world rankings. In June, UOW climbed six places to be ranked 212th in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, while the 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings saw the University rise three places to 29th. UOW also maintained its ranking of 16th in the world in the 2020 QS Top 50 under 50 rankings, announced in early July.
UOW rises six places in 2020 QS World University Rankings
UOW has risen in the latest set of QS World University Rankings, climbing six places to number 212 in the world and 11th in Australia.
Released in the UK on 19 June, the 2020 QS World University Rankings showed UOW made improvements in key performance indicators including academic reputation, research citations by faculty and international students.
The QS World University Rankings have been produced since 2004 and are considered among the world’s leading higher education league tables. Universities are ranked based on a wide range of measures including research citations, academic and employer reputation, faculty to student ratio and internationalisation.
In the 2020 ranking, UOW’s citations per faculty were ranked 108 in the world. The University has increased the number of citations each faculty member has placed in academic journals around the world, amplifying its impact and building on the quality of its research. This indicator was measured between 2013 and 2018.
UOW climbs in 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings
UOW has been ranked 29th in the world in the 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings - up from last year’s ranking of 32nd. This marks the eighth consecutive year making the list of top young universities.
The Young University Rankings were announced in Guildford in the UK on 27 June at the Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit.
UOW lifted its score in all five key performance indicators. The University improved markedly in the citations category from 67.1 to 75.7. This is a reflection of UOW’s research productivity, in line with 2020 QS World University Rankings results, where research output was the cornerstone of the University’s success.
Among Australia’s young universities, UOW is the nation’s leading non-metropolitan university, ranked fourth overall.
UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings CBE said these latest rankings were a glowing endorsement of the University’s commitment to world-class research and exceptional teaching quality.
“We are delighted to see the University again climbing the international rankings,” he said.
“It is a strong indication of our academic success driven by high-quality research taking place at UOW, both independently and in collaboration with partner institutions around the world.
“We have also built on our reputation as a destination for international students, with UOW continuing its quest to become a truly global university and strengthen its international brand,” Professor Wellings said.
UOW placed 16th in annual QS Top 50 under 50 rankings
UOW has maintained 16th place in the world and has been ranked second in Australia in the 2020 QS Top 50 Under 50 rankings.
The annual results, released on 1 July, showed the University continues to be one of the top emerging universities in the world.
UOW held its position, despite the increasingly competitive rankings environment. Two new young universities in Europe, created through mergers of prestigious institutions, were ranked in the top 15.
Now in its eighth year, the QS Top 50 Under 50 ranks the best universities that are under 50 years old. The rankings are based on an institutional capacity in both research and learning and teaching, with the four key indicators of academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty to student ratio, and citations per faculty.