RMIT has risen to 21st in the world among universities under 50 years old.
The University climbed 11 places in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top 50 Under 50 rankings for 2015, making it the top ranked university under 50 in Victoria and the fourth highest in Australia.
Stronger feedback from global academics and an improvement in citations of research helped drive the stronger ranking.
Professor David Hayward, chair of RMIT’s Academic Board, said: “This result is an endorsement of RMIT’s strengths as a global university of technology, design and enterprise.
“Our education is aligned and connected with industry and the changing world of work.
“We collaborate widely with other experts, innovators, institutions and entrepreneurs.
“This rise in rankings confirms that our strengths are recognised by other academics and researchers.”
Earlier this year, RMIT ranked 20th in the world for art and design in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, making it the top Australian university for the discipline, and 33rd for architecture and the built environment.
It is in the top 100 for engineering – civil and structural, electrical and electronic, and mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing – as well as computer science and information systems and business and management studies.
RMIT was also just outside the top 100 for social sciences, coming in at 115th.
QS rankings are based on six performance indicators – academic reputation; employer reputation; student-to-lecturer ratio; citations of research papers; the proportion of international academics; and the proportion of international students.
Story: David Glanz