Rapid rise in Times Higher Education rankings

Rapid rise in Times Higher Education rankings

RMIT has risen 60 places in the 2020 Times Higher Education World Universities rankings released today.

The University has leapt ahead to the 351-400 band, after being ranked in the 401-500 band for the past four years, again strengthening its place on the global stage

The rankings compare the top 1,396 universities from 92 countries across four key pillars of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

RMIT was ranked 77th for international outlook, placing it in the top 6% of universities for this core area that includes an assessment of international collaboration.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation and Vice-President, Professor Calum Drummond, said RMIT had improved markedly across all four pillars.

“These strong results reflect RMIT’s focus on intensifying research and innovation, commitment to giving our graduate research students outstanding experiences and our standing as a truly global university," Drummond said.

RMIT has evolved from humble beginnings to become one of the most globalised universities in the Asia Pacific region today.

“As a University that has a proud history of industry connectivity we conduct research that will truly advance and benefit our society in a rapidly changing world."

“We are continuing to invest in outstanding facilities to support our researchers, professional support staff and graduate research students."

“At RMIT we are also extremely proud of our activities to embed a culture of staff and student diversity and inclusion.”

RMIT’s improved standing as a global university is also reflected across the most prestigious and research focused ranking schemas including the Leiden Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities for which the University climbed 133 places to an estimated rank of 354th in 2019 from 487th since 2016.

As one of the early institutions in Australia, The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology has evolved from humble beginnings 132 years ago to being granted university status in 1992 and growing as one of the most globalised universities in the Asia Pacific region.

Story: Kate Milkins and Angel Calderon

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