New rankings show ANU in the world’s top universities

2 October 2014

ANU continues to be listed among the world's top universities.

The University has moved up three places to rank 45 in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15.

The results show the ANU was particularly strong in the teaching and research reputation criteria, and follow the recent QS Top Universities rankings which ranked ANU 25th in the world.

ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Young AO, said the results were a reflection of the quality and commitment of the University's staff and students.

"The ANU takes pride in its international reputation for research and education, so it's pleasing to receive this recognition on the world stage," he said.

Professor Young said it was particularly encouraging to have the quality of ANU teaching and reputation for research highlighted by the rankings results.

"While rankings can be an imperfect science, it is satisfying to see the hard work of our staff and students recognised through the University's global standing," he said.

"With so many outstanding people working at the ANU, a day rarely goes by without a new discovery or advancement in thinking that helps make the world a better place," he said.

In the past fortnight, three ANU staff - Dr Vinh Lu, Dr Imogen Mitchell, and Associate Professor Christine Phillips - were honoured for their outstanding contributions to teaching as part of the Australian Awards for University Teaching.

Historian Professor Joan Beaumont also won the 2014 NSW Premier's Australian History Prize for her book on the First World War, Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings use 13 performance indicators to rank the world's top 200 universities.

 

The full list will be available at www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/.