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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

James Cook University ranked among top 2% of the world’s universities

James Cook University’s standing as a world-class research university has been reaffirmed, with new data confirming JCU is among the top 2% of the world’s universities.

The authoritative Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published recently by the Centre for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, has ranked JCU in the top 301–400 group of universities.

JCU ranked among top 2% of the world’s universities

JCU is Australia’s Tropical University!

JCU has been ranked in the world’s top 400 universities since 2010.

Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Chris Cocklin said that despite JCU’s size, the university performs very strongly when compared to its peers around the world.

“UNESCO identifies around 18,000 higher-education institutions around the globe, and to be listed among the top 400 is a very significant achievement.”

Professor Cocklin said for a regional university to achieve such a result is a tribute to the efforts of its academics.

“We are a highly competitive, research-intensive university, and this ranking is a great credit to the work of our talented researchers.”

James Cook University is one of only 21 Australian universities to make the Top 400.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities is considered one of the most prestigious and trustworthy global university rankings. More than 1200 universities are ranked by ARWU every year, but only the best 500 universities are published.

ARWU uses several indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of Highly Cited Researchers, the number of articles published in the journals Nature and Science, and the number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Science Citation Index.

JCU is Australia’s Tropical University

Are you looking for something different? Would you like a truly Australian experience? Consider studying at James Cook University!

JCU is defined by the tropics and is unique among Australian universities, woven into the intellectual, economic and social fabric of the tropical location and set amid irreplaceable ecosystems and cultures that fire intellects and imaginations. The university seeks knowledge-based ways to help the world’s tropical regions prosper.

Many OzTREKK students studying at JCU enjoy the gorgeous, hot weather and the friendliness of Northern Queenslanders. The cities of Cairns of Townsville provide you with the feeling of a small-town atmosphere, yet there is plenty to see and do in and around each city. As a smaller university, JCU staff members are approachable and friendly, and students enjoy the attention they receive upon arrival and throughout their program.

In JCU Townsville, you’ll find JCU Medical School. In Cairns, JCU Dental School!


Find out more about studying at James Cook University!

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

University of Western Australia moves up in world rankings

The University of Western Australia has climbed five places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities to be placed 91st in the world.

The result, announced this week by the independent ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, confirms UWA’s reputation as one of Australia’s—and the world’s—top tertiary education institutions.

University of Western Australia moves up in world rankings

UWA is part of the Group of Eight (Go8), a coalition of world-leading research intensive Australian universities.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater said UWA’s rise from 96th to 91st was a great achievement.

“This is an incredible achievement for a university, which is relatively young by world standards and which was founded thanks to the determination and generosity of the people of Western Australia. UWA has grown and continues to be ranked as one of the world’s best universities,” Professor Freshwater said.

“These results demonstrate that we are an internationally reputed research-intensive university, which is delivering world-class outcomes not only for our students, but also for our broad range of stakeholders.

“This scale up the ranking aligns with our active strategy to attract new talent to the UWA community, as we position the university for further future success.

“As part of the transformation, UWA is seeking 50 world-class academics to drive excellence in teaching and research and we’re well advanced in this international recruitment campaign.”

The ARWU rankings are compiled using several indicators including staff and alumni who have won Nobel prizes, highly cited researchers and research papers published in Nature and Science.

What do Canadians study at the University of Western Australia?

The Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) at the University of Western Australia is a four-year, full-time professional degree with a significant research component. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of relevant knowledge in the basic medical sciences to support the staged development of clinical dental competencies and skills. Early clinical contact is pivotal to the course and students will enter the clinic from the first semester of their study.

UWA’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is a highly integrated and contextualised course with many innovative features to equip graduates with the capabilities to work as a doctor in Australian and around the world. The degree is structured around six core themes: Professional, Leader, Advocate, Clinician, Educator, and Scholar (PLACES). The PLACES curriculum structure encourages students to learn about the humanistic and non-technical aspects of being a doctor, while continuing to emphasise the importance of developing clinical competence and scholarly capabilities.


Are you interested in studying medicine or dentistry at the University of Western Australia? Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com for more information.

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Significant ranking boost for Monash Pharmacy

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Monash University has welcomed the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) release, which ranks Monash’s Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy as 34th in the world and second in Australia. This is up from an estimated rank of 76th in the world and third in Australia in 2015.

Monash Pharmacy gets significant ranking boost

Study at Monash University—the number 1 pharmacy school in Australia!

This result follows Monash’s inclusion on the Reuters international rankings as Australia’s second most innovative university across Asia. It also follows Monash moving from an estimated rank of 114th to 79th globally in the overall Academic Ranking of World Universities in August, and being ranked 4th in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology in the 2016 QS World University rankings by Subject.

Monash continues to be ranked in the top 200 in all five of the ARWU field rankings, including Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ranked second in Australia); Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences; Life and Agriculture Sciences; Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy; and Social Sciences.

Professor Christina Mitchell, Academic Vice-President and Dean, Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences said it was an outstanding result for staff and students.

“Medicine and Pharmacy now rank second in Australia and 34th in the world, representing an increase of 42 places. This exceptional result highlights our commitment to international collaboration and research excellence. Importantly, the ranking demonstrates the contributions, commitment and quality of our staff.”

Professor Bill Charman, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, said “This significant improvement reflects the capacity of our life science and pharmaceutical researchers to undertake high quality basic research, as well as pursuing translational opportunities in partnership with industry and government in an increasingly cross-disciplinary manner. Such outcomes have also been reflected in the increasing number of our staff recognised as Highly Cited Researchers.”

ARWU has been presenting the world top 500 universities annually since 2003, based on a set of objective indicators and third-party data.


Discover more about Monash Pharmacy! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Australian universities climb in world rankings

If you’re looking for another reason to consider studying in Australia, we’ve got one.

Australian universities climb in world rankings

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The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has just released their rankings for 2016. More than 1,200 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 are published. Here’s how our Australian universities stacked up—against more than 20,000 universities in the world we might add!

University of Melbourne – ranked #40 in the world and #1 in Australia

University of Queensland – ranked #55 in the world #2 in Australia

Monash University – ranked #79 in the world and #4 in Australia

University of Sydney – ranked #82 in the world #5 in Australia

James Cook University – ranked #200–301 in the world and #9–14 in Australia

Macquarie University – ranked #200–301 in the world and #9–14 in Australia

Griffith University – ranked #301–400 in the world and #15–21 in Australia

University of Newcastle – ranked #301–400 in the world and #15–21 in Australia

This places OzTREKK Australian universities among Canada’s best universities, including the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, McGill University, and McMaster University. There are more than 200 universities, colleges, and institutes in Australia, and OzTREKK is proud to say that our partners are in the top 25!

The ARWU was first published in June 2003 by the Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU), Graduate School of Education (formerly the Institute of Higher Education) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and updated on an annual basis. The ranking is based on objective indicators, including quality of education, quality of faculty, research output, and per capita performance.


Need more reasons to consider Australia for your education destination? Contact OzTREKK for the latest rankings and for more information about your study options!

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Griffith University climbs again in 2015 world rankings

Griffith University continues to improve its international standing with the latest release of the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The ARWU ranks Griffith among the Top 500 universities worldwide. There are more than 10,000 institutions globally.

Griffith has been ranked highly by the ARWU for several years and is now one of only three southeast Queensland universities ranked in the top 500.

Queensland University of Technology entered the AWRU Top 500 rankings for the first time today, joining Griffith and University of Queensland.

Vice Chancellor and President Professor Ian O’Connor said the rankings affirmed Griffith’s now well-established international reputation.

“The Academic Ranking of World Universities is regarded as one of the more prestigious measures of excellence and we are happy to be recognized in this way,” says Professor O’Connor.

“We also welcome QUT into this index as a clear sign of the research strength of universities in southeast Queensland.

“It really is a cluster of research excellence, drawing attention from all over the world.”

Griffith University ranks in the top 301–400 band (this year improving its position within that band); QUT in the 401–500 band for the first time and UQ the top 100.

Harvard University is the world’s number one, and the University of Melbourne is the highest ranked Australian institution, at 44th.

Part of  the ARWU results includes the top performing universities in different fields of studies.

Griffith is now world-ranked in Social Sciences, in fact, among the top 150 in the world.

“The really pleasing aspect is the external recognition for our staff and students. We have an ongoing commitment to providing world-class teaching and research in world-leading facilities.

“Our teachers are recognized as the best among Australian universities and our students continue to excel in all fields.”

Griffith received multiple teaching citations last year, including University Teacher of the Year Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet. It also received the maximum number of New Colombo Plan Scholarships last year awarded by the Federal Government, allowing students to spend a semester studying or interning with institutions in Asia.

Griffith is also ranked in the top 400 institutions globally by the QS World University Rankings, the CWTS Leiden rankings and the University Ranking by Academic Performance.

Monday, August 24th, 2015

UQ leaps ahead among world’s finest universities

The University of Queensland has jumped higher in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities, to rank 77th globally and equal second in Australia.

University of Queensland in Australia

UQ had the strongest improvement of any of the four Australian universities in the top 100.

UQ’s leap to 77 from 85 is the strongest improvement of any of the four Australian universities in the top 100, and comes on the back of UQ’s top 50 placings in other global rankings. It is UQ’s best result since the annual ranking began in 2003.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said the dramatic improvement reflected the dedication to excellence of UQ staff and alumni.

“This is an independent, objective testament to UQ’s outstanding quality,” Professor Høj said.

“It bears out the distinctive excellence of our staff and global alumni, particularly those published in Nature and Science.

“This is an exceptionally good result for UQ and for Australia, especially in light of the vigorous competition from universities in countries such as China that benefit from massive and strategic investments in higher education and research.

“Australia must not drop its guard. Without proper resourcing of Australian university teaching and research, Asian students will find education closer to home more attractive, and Australia’s $18 billion education export industry will diminish.”

Professor Hoj said rankings systems such as ARWU were vitally important in attracting international students, who often factored in global standing when choosing a university.

The Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University has published the ARWU annually since 2003, using objective indicators including

  • number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields medals
  • number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific
  • number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science
  • number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index
  • per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution.

Professor Høj said UQ students at all levels of study benefited from the university’s research focus.

“Students immersed in a research-inspired culture value the application of excellence to solve problems, and have greater confidence to tackle complex and unexpected challenges,” he said.

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Melbourne reaffirms its place among the world’s top 50 universities

The University of Melbourne has retained its position of 44th in the world according to the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities results, released Aug. 15.

It is also now the fifth year in a row that the university has been ranked first in Australia according to the ARWU, and the second time Melbourne has ranked in the top 50.

University of Melbourne in Australia

Study at the #1 university in Australia

The rankings emphasise the quality and output of research from institutions, and while more than 1200 universities are ranked each year, only the top 500 are published.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis said that to be recognized as among the 50 best research universities in the world is a testament to hard work by the entire university community, both those on campus and our partners beyond. “It’s a remarkable result to remain a top 50 university given the intense competition in the global higher education sector to gain greater reputation through research excellence.

“During what has been quite a tumultuous time for research in Australia, we’ve worked hard as an institution to enhance the quality and impact of our research efforts. It is work we strongly believe in, tackling as it does some of the biggest challenges facing our world, from cancer treatments to water management.

“We note the high rankings of Australian universities continues to underpin our local education industry, and is essential as the sector looks to engage with Australian industries to drive economic prosperity.

“Our commitment to this work will only grow, as we flagged recently in the release of our latest Growing Esteem strategy. The University’s aspiration is to connect research, learning and teaching with local, regional and international alumni and partners, solidifying our global reputation as a comprehensive research university.

“We want to provide current and future generations with education and research opportunities equal to the best in the world, and this ranking confirms that we are on the right path to meet this goal.”

Since the rankings began in 2003, the University of Melbourne has moved up 48 spots from 92, putting it amongst the fastest moving universities in the top 100.