RMIT has been ranked among the world’s best universities for engineering and IT, arts and humanities, and the social sciences, in the latest QS rankings.
The 2015 rankings released today show the University is ranked 79th in the world for engineering and information technology, moving up 36 places from 2014.
In social sciences, RMIT is ranked 115th, up from 150th last year, while its ranking for the arts and humanities rose by 100 places to 140th in the world.
The latest rankings confirm global employers continue to have a strong preference for RMIT graduates, with the University ranked 93rd in the world in 2015.
Chair of RMIT Academic Board and Dean of the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, Professor David Hayward, said: “These results reflect RMIT’s strengths and recognise our contribution as a leading global institution.
“RMIT offers a transformative experience for our students to prepare them for work and life.
“Our researchers help to shape our world through world-class applied and inter-disciplinary projects and collaborations.
“By embedding industry and enterprise in everything we do, RMIT strives to ensure our student experiences and research are deeply connected to the world beyond our campuses – enabling both our graduates and our researchers to make a real global impact.”
More than 3500 universities were considered and 891 evaluated in the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings, with 121,000 survey responses collected.
RMIT is ranked 8th among Australian universities in terms of employer reputation, and 3rd in Victoria.
The University is 14th out of 33 Australian universities assessed by QS, and 3rd out of Victoria's eight universities. In the overall world rankings, RMIT is placed 273rd.
RMIT is ranked 34th in the world for its international staff, and its ranking for academic reputation rose by 87 places to 267th.
Earlier this year, RMIT made the Times Higher Education top 100 Universities under 50 list, ranked 97th.
It was the fourth year the publication had released the ranking, which aims to differentiate newer institutions from older or traditional universities.
Story: Gosia Kaszubska