The University of Newcastle has been recognised for its standing in the global higher education sector, improving its position in the esteemed Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Rising four places on last year's performance, the University is now ranked 375th in the world and has maintained its position at 61 in the Asia-Pacific region.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Barney Glover, said the rankings provided an excellent indication of the University's performance.
"The rankings are determined using internationally comparable data and the improvement in our world ranking is testament to the University's high standards," he said.
"The University is recognised not only locally and nationally, but internationally as a leader in research. We are continuing to consolidate our efforts into areas of strength, and provide an environment that fosters and supports emerging opportunities."
The Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities is based on a range of criteria including research output and the academic standing of staff and includes only the top 500 institutions in the world.
"Given the internationally competitive environment in which the higher education sector operates, gaining a place in the rankings is not an easy feat," Professor Glover said.
"Our rise in the top 500 further strengthens the position of the University of Newcastle as a world-class institution."