UON ranked in world’s best by THE
Wednesday, 6 September 2017
The University of Newcastle (UON) continues to stand strong among the world’s best, ranking in the top 300 universities in the world, in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
Now in their 14th year, the THE World University Rankings, evaluate universities worldwide across five key areas – teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.
The 2018 THE ranking includes 1,102 of the world’s leading research universities, up from 980 from the previous ranking, and includes 67 universities not previously assessed.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen said the independent ranking was an excellent achievement that reflected UON’s vision to stand as a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future for its regions through innovation and impact.
“Our performance in the 2018 THE World University Rankings is recognition of the hard work of our researchers, academics and professional staff in delivering superior education and world-class research and innovation that creates new thinking, new ideas and new breakthroughs, not just in Australia, but around the world.
“We are also delighted the University of Newcastle’s reputation for delivering specialised degrees, shaped around global learning, work placements and entrepreneurial approaches to study has been acknowledged."
UON also performed strongly in the categories ‘industry income - which measures the level of engagement between academics and their industry partners; and international outlook – the proportion of international students and staff, as well as international research collaborations.
“We're proud that today’s THE World University Rankings recognise our many strengths and place UON among the world's best.”