The quality of RMIT’s research and education has been recognised, with the University rising in two major global ranking systems.
RMIT has jumped 21 places to 252nd in the world in the 2016 QS World University Rankings.
That’s an overall improvement of 52 places since 2014.
In Australia, RMIT has risen to 13th ranked university overall and 10th for academic reputation.
RMIT is also ranked eighth in Australia for employer reputation.
In the QS Top 50 Under 50 rankings, RMIT has risen from 21st to 16th in the world.
RMIT is also ranked for the first time in the prestigious top 500 of the Academic Rankings of World Universities.
Vice-Chancellor and President, Martin Bean CBE, said the rankings recognised RMIT as a leading global university of technology, design and enterprise.
“Congratulations to our amazing academic staff. This improvement reflects first and foremost your efforts in applied research.
“The QS rankings also capture a range of other RMIT strengths.
“They include our reputation with employers and our integration with the world through the diversity of our students and our academic staff.
“Importantly, they also reflect our standing in key disciplines, such as Art and Design, Architecture and the Built Environment, Engineering (Civil and Structural; Electrical and Electronic; and Mechanical), Accounting and Finance; Business and Management Studies, Computer Science and Information Systems, Education and Geography.
“These latest rankings show that you are gaining recognition among your global peers.
“The QS rankings demonstrate an improvement in RMIT’s academic reputation and the impact of citations of your research.”
Martin said research at RMIT aimed to solve critical global problems and to deliver significant economic, social and environmental impact.
“Our focus on technology, design and enterprise reflects our cumulative experience in fields and methods through which people learn how to shape their environment for the better and to create new solutions for shared problems.”
Story: David Glanz