Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

QS World University Rankings 2019

QS World University Rankings 2019

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Aidan Byrne said this latest QS World University Rankings underscored UQ's formidable global standing in the world of higher education.

Meanwhile, the map above shows how universities in the "Golden Age" ranking - institutions founded more than 50 years ago but less than 80 - are distributed across the world.

Overall, 1,233 universities were considered and 1,011 were ranked including 37 universities from Australia.

The top four were all American - Stanford, Harvard, and California Institute of Technology followed Mass IT.

"This wonderful outcome is also testament to the University's efforts to attract world class talent and pioneer new advances in education to improve the work readiness of our students".

The QS team has analyzed data from more than 4,000 universities across 85 countries, and then created a ranking of 1,000 universities.

By coming seventh, the ETH is also the top-placed institute in continental Europe.

"Getting into the list, is just the beginning for Ajman University; and there is a much tougher task ahead to sustain their position and to gradually move up the ranks, " he added.

The fifteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings, released today by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds, sees 70% of Russia's 27 ranked universities improve their position, with only one falling.

The only institutions to hold their rankings were the University of Limerick (between 511 and 520) and Maynooth University (701 to 750).

"The political system must now make the hard choices that are needed to improve the funding given to universities and in the manner in which this funding is distributed". Over 65 million stakeholders will view the rankings on this year, QS said.

The QS World University Rankings continue to enjoy a remarkably consistent methodological framework, compiled using six simple metrics that it believes effectively capture university performance, according to the official website.

"The cut in the government's allocation to the university had adverse implications on its worldwide staff intake and ability to retain productive retired academics on contract".

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