The University of Newcastle has climbed seven places in the 'Top 50 Under 50'...

University of Newcastle ranked 26 in the world

11 June 2013

The University of Newcastle has climbed seven places to be ranked 26 in the 'Top 50 Under 50' announced today, 11 June 2013.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, said the University of Newcastle's 2013 ranking was a remarkable achievement.

'It has been a great year for the University of Newcastle and our place in the QS World University Rankings 'Top 50 Under 50' is further evidence that we are achieving excellence in key areas while maintaining a strong commitment to equity and engagement.'

'As a young university, being ranked by independent agencies as a world-class performer is an excellent result and a great base upon which to build our aspirations and ambitions,' Professor McMillen said.

The QS 'Top 50 Under 50' ranks universities that have been established since 1962, based on indicators that include research, internationalisation and reputation.

The 2013 QS 'Top 50 Under 50' ranking achievement follows outstanding results in the recent QS World University Rankings by Subject, in which the University of Newcastle had ten disciplines featured in the top 200 in the world.

In addition to this, Newcastle is ranked in the top three per cent of universities in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education global ranking systems.

The strength of University of Newcastle research is also recognised in Australia. The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment in 2012 placed the University of Newcastle equal 7th in Australia for research 'well above world standard'.