The University of Newcastle has moved up five places to be number 40 in the Times Higher Education independent ranking of the world’s best universities under 50 years old, published today.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen said Newcastle’s continued upward trajectory was significant in the face of intense international competition.
“The University of Newcastle is delivering quality education and research excellence that is making its mark on the world stage. Today’s result by one of the world’s leading independent ranking systems is evidence that our remarkable performance is matched by a strong reputation.”
“To go up against the world’s best and be consistently ranked by independent agencies as a world-class university is an outstanding achievement for our University and reflects well on our staff and community,” Professor McMillen said.
The results are the latest in a series of strong performances for the University of Newcastle. Last month the QS World University Rankings ’50 under 50’ ranked the university 26th best in the world, having already rated ten academic disciplines offered at Newcastle in the top 200 worldwide.
The University of Newcastle has consistently placed in the top three percent of all universities in the world, independent of age, in Times Higher Education and QS rankings.
“Our researchers deliver outstanding results across health, energy and engineering - and we are building strength in the sciences, humanities and social sciences,” Professor McMillen said.
“At the same time, we are national leaders in providing more opportunities for people from all walks of life to enter and succeed in higher education.
“For Newcastle equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive and we will continue to make a major contribution to the economic growth of our regions by maintaining a focus on educating a skilled workforce, and fostering world-class research and innovation.”