The University of Newcastle, Australia

University of Newcastle is the number one young university in Australia

Friday, 24 October 2014

The University of Newcastle (UON) is proud to have been named Australia's top performing, young university by two independent, global ranking systems – the 2014 QS 'Top 50 under 50' and the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) 'Top 100 under 50'.

UON moved up five places in Australia to number 1 and up 12 places in the world to 19 in the QS 'Top 50 under 50' rankings, announced in September 2014.

This follows UON's ranking of number 1 in Australia and number 28 in the world by the independent THE rankings of the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old, announced in May 2014.

The combined independent THE and QS rankings consistently place UON in the top three per cent of the world's universities.

UON Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, said the independent rankings were evidence of a commitment and focus across the University on research excellence and education outcomes.

"This strong result is testament to UON's commitment and focus on education outcomes and research excellence throughout the University," UON Vice-Chancellor Professor McMillen said.

"In just under 50 years, UON has built a remarkable track record of success by building research strengths, engaging with industry and working with outstanding international universities."

The Times Higher Education 'Top 100 under 50' ranks dynamic young universities across five performance categories – teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.

QS use a set of six indicators to present a multi-faceted view of the relative strengths of the world's leading universities.

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