RMIT has risen to equal 247th in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 1 per cent of global universities.
It is the third successive year that RMIT has risen – gaining 57 places since 2014.
RMIT is now ranked 48th among universities less than 100 years old in OECD countries (RMIT was founded in 1887 but gained university status only in 1992).
And RMIT stands at 17th among universities in East Asia and the Pacific that have more than 30,000 students.
The improvement is underpinned by a significant increase in academic reputation, up 80 places since 2014 to 227th in the world.
RMIT’s research reputation (measured by citations of research papers and articles) also jumped 39 places.
And RMIT’s reputation with employers continues to be strong, with the University ranked eighth in Australia – and 30th in East Asia and the Pacific.
Vice-Chancellor and President, Martin Bean CBE, welcomed the achievement.
“RMIT is committed to helping our students prepare for life and work – and these results show that we’re delivering on our commitment.
“This is a tremendous tribute to the hard work of all our staff, research students and partners. It’s great to see our education and research winning well-deserved recognition.
“I’m also happy that the results recognise our great reputation among employers.
“Industry and enterprise at RMIT are embedded in everything we do.
“We value industry partnerships, which inform the design of our courses, which provide work placements for our students and which underpin our research with impact.
“It’s great to see that employers around the region and the world value RMIT’s contribution to future prosperity.”
Story: David Glanz