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Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Bond ranked in top 20 of world’s best small universities

Bond University has been listed in the prestigious global top 20 universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings of the “Best Small Universities” in the world, thanks to its personalised teaching philosophy and outstanding student experience, which translates to extraordinary student satisfaction ratings.

The private, not-for-profit Gold Coast university placed number 20 in the global ranking which acknowledges those universities with an unparalleled reputation for delivering personalised learning, developing close relationships between students and their teachers, and creating an environment that fosters a strong sense of community.

The Best Small Universities list is topped by the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) which is also ranked this year as the second best overall university in the world (behind Oxford). Bond University is the only university in the southern hemisphere to be included in the list in the global top 20.

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Bond University Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Tim Brailsford said the ranking was recognition of Bond’s never-ending and priority focus on the student and their learning experience, which set it apart from many other universities both in Australia and internationally.

“Our point of difference has always been creating an environment that focuses on a personalised approach to learning and a student’s education, so that each and every student has the opportunity to realise their ambition, and this global ranking is recognition that we are delivering on our promise,” he said.

“There are some truly outstanding universities in this list and we are quite humbled to be included in such company.  For one of Australia’s youngest universities we have come a long way in a very short period of time.”

Bond was also recently ranked as Australia’s number one university for student experience for the 11th consecutive year in the 2017 Good Universities Guide.

Bond Business School student Alice Ringelstein said she chose to study at Bond because of its smaller size, which enabled her to spend more one-on-one time with her teachers and gain the most out of her experience.

“The small class sizes at Bond have given me the opportunity to participate in stimulating discussions, ask relevant questions, and my teachers actually know my name,” said Alice.

“It is rare for there to be more than ten or so students in a tutorial, meaning that the teachers have become real mentors, not just advisors.

“This individual attention is a direct result of Bond being a small university; there is simply no way I would have had this relationship with my teachers at a larger university.”

Times Higher Education student editor Seet Bhardwa said many students were drawn to the community-like feel that small universities provide.

“The Best Small Universities in the World for 2017 highlights that small universities provide high student satisfaction and good working relationships between students and their professors,” she said.

“Speaking to students from small universities, it is clear that they really enjoy attending a university with a more close-knit learning environment.

“It is important to provide students with a definitive ranking of the world’s best small universities. The more information we can provide students on the different types of universities there are, the clearer a picture they can gain about the best institution for them.”

The criteria for inclusion in the rankings require the university to be listed in the renowned Times Higher Education’s (THE) overall World University Rankings for 2016–2017, have a comprehensive approach to education as defined by possessing expertise across at least four broad subject areas, and be small as defined by no more than 5,000 students.

THE World University Rankings take into account performance across five key areas—teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income—and are based on the input of more than 50 leading figures in the higher education sector across 15 countries.

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Monday, September 26th, 2016

Times Higher Education World University Rankings confirm Australia’s best

Australia has 35 universities in the Times’ world top 800, making it the number five nation.

Overall, the top 20 in this year’s THE list is very similar to 2015, with the top 20 mainly coming from the US, followed by the UK, with one European inclusion, ETH Zurich, in ninth place.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings confirm Australia's best

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Key performance indicators for THE Rankings

THE rankings performance indicators are grouped into five areas:

  1. Teaching (30%) – includes a reputation survey, and measures staff-to-student ratio, doctorate-to-bachelor’s ratio, doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio, and institutional income
  2. Research (30%) – includes a reputation survey, and measures research income and research productivity
  3. Research citations (30%)
  4. International outlook (7.5%) – measures international-to-domestic-student ratio, international-to-domestic-staff ratio, and international collaboration
  5. Industry income (2.5%) – measures how much research income an institution earns from industry against the number of academic staff it employs.

The university remains at number 33 in the world, marking the seventh straight year it has been among the top 40 universities globally and acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Sheil celebrated the announcement.

“These results stem from the hard work of academic staff in producing outstanding research and providing a world-class education for our students.”

For the University of Sydney, the rankings validate the strength of the university’s research citations, particularly in the disciplines of Medicine, Nursing, Health Sciences, Economics, Education and Social Work, and Agriculture and the Environment.

The University of Sydney has been ranked at #60, cementing their place as one of the world’s best research and teaching institutions.

Like Sydney, the University of Queensland has confirmed its status as one of the world’s top universities, also placing 60th internationally and 3rd in Australia in a prestigious global ranking.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said UQ’s consistent high ranking reflected the hard work of the university’s researchers, professional staff, academics, students and industry partners.

“UQ continues to place well among the more than 10,000 universities worldwide, demonstrating our staff and student’s dedication to excellence,” he said. “It’s especially gratifying to see UQ maintain its placing at sixtieth for the second year running.”

With these rankings, it means that Melbourne, UQ and Sydney are well within the top one percent of higher education institutions in the world.

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

JCU in the top 50 of the world’s universities under 50 years

James Cook University’s achievements and potential have been recognised with a respected global rankings organisation, Times Higher Education (THE), placing JCU in the top 50 universities under 50 years old.

James Cook University Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said JCU’s inclusion is very pleasing.

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“As the THE explains, the ranking provides a glimpse into the future, showcasing not those institutions with centuries of history, but the rising stars of the university sector that show great potential,” Prof Harding said.

According to the THE, the ranking applies performance indicators across five broad areas of teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income, with the results calibrated to reflect the special characteristics of younger universities.

“JCU became a university in 1970, and since then we have become one of the world’s leading institutions focused on the tropics. We have built a strong, global reputation as a research-intensive university that is making a difference for the communities we serve,” Prof Harding said.

Times Higher Education rankings’ editor, Phil Baty said “The 150 Under 50 ranking is led by young, exciting and dynamic institutions.”

The THE is one of the best known global rankings, along with the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

For the past six years, ARWU has ranked JCU in the 301–400 group of universities. Over that time, JCU has improved its position, while the number of recognised higher education institutions has increased from 10,000 to more than 18,000, placing JCU in the top 2% of universities worldwide.

About James Cook University

James Cook University is the second oldest university in Queensland, and Australia’s leading university in the tropics.

Offering excellence in teaching and research, JCU is a vibrant, multi-campus university with its main sites in the tropical Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns, and modern city campuses in Singapore and Brisbane. Total student enrollments are more than 17,000 and growing, including more than 4,000 international students from 100 countries. There are more 300 programs available to international students to study at JCU.

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Friday, January 15th, 2016

Griffith’s global approach recognised in new rankings

Griffith University’s influence on the global stage continues to rise.

The latest Times Higher Education rankings have placed Griffith at 102 in a list of the 800 most international universities in the world and second in the state of Queensland.

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Professor Adam Shoemaker says the latest rankings reflect Griffith’s global approach, reach and impact (Photo credit: Griffith University)

“This ranking reflects the global approach, the global reach and the global impact of Griffith University,” Acting Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Adam Shoemaker, said.

“An international outlook has been at Griffith’s core since its establishment more than 40 years ago when this was the first university to offer Modern Asian Studies.

“Griffith’s reputation as a university of influence in a modern global context continues to increase.”

In total, 13 performance indicators were considered including the diversity of a university’s student body and the extent to which its academics collaborate with international colleagues.

“An institution’s global outlook is one of the key markers of a prestigious university,” Phil Baty, THE Rankings editor, said.

“The top institutions hire faculty from all over the world, attract students from a global market of top talent and collaborate with leading departments wherever they happen to be based.

“It is a sign of great potential, competitiveness and dynamism.”

In October, Griffith University was named among the world’s top 300 universities in the Times Higher Education World Rankings for 2015–2016, cementing its position as one of the top 3% of universities in the world on all the major ranking schemes.

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

University of Melbourne remains #1 in Australia

The University of Melbourne has again been named the top university in Australia according to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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Announced at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit at the University of Melbourne, the rankings also place the University as second in the entire Asia-Pacific region, and number 33 in the world.

The rankings also recognised the university as one of the world’s best when it comes to research, rating more than three-times better than the median university score on this metric, and almost double the median score when it comes to citations.

The University is hosting this years Summit, the first time it has been held in Australia.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis, said the University of Melbourne’s consistently high performances in world rankings are very pleasing.

“The University wants to provide current and future generations with education and research equal to the best in the world. Results like this one show that we remain on the right path to achieving this goal.”

”Our performance in the research metrics is particularly pleasing, and reaffirms our decision to focus on raising the profile of the impact and scale of work we do in this area, both through the Collision campaign and our new news platform Pursuit.”

“The essence of a university is its mission to both develop and share knowledge. As Vice-Chancellor, I am pleased we can, as an institution, lay claim to a ranking that reflects how importantly we take this mission.”

Now in its 12th year, the THE rankings are among the most comprehensive and prestigious in the global higher education sector.

This years result follows on from the university’s strong performance in the Times reputation rankings released in March, where the university placed number one in Australia for the fifth straight year.

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Boost in ranking for University of Sydney

The University of Sydney has continued its rise through the ranks to 56 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015–16.

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“I congratulate all our dedicated academic and professional staff,” said University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence. “Their hard work and wonderful achievements are vital to the university’s core mission of research and teaching excellence.”

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison said the result confirmed the University of Sydney’s place among the world’s leading research and educational institutions.

“We are delighted with this result, which recognises the impact our research and teaching has on the local, national and international communities we serve.

“We have for more than 160 years enabled generations of thought leaders to discover, create and lead for the benefit of Australia and the world.

“We will continue to support the brilliant researchers and students of today and tomorrow through continued investment in strategies that deliver quality facilities and infrastructure, and collaborative research programs.”

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings are the only global university performance tables to judge universities across all of their core missions, including citations, research, teaching, international outlook and industry income. The annual rankings measure factors including academic reputation, citation statistics, international mix, and research income and degrees awarded per staff.

The University of Sydney‘s rise in the 2015–16 rankings was driven by increases in all indicators, with the largest rises in academic reputation, which jumped 24 percent, and citations which saw a 12 percent increase. Research and industry income also both climbed more than 10 percent.

THE Rankings Editor Phil Baty congratulated the University of Sydney on a world-class performance.

“This has been accomplished in no small part by Sydney’s research excellence, which shines through this year,” Mr Baty said.

“THE World University Rankings are uniquely comprehensive—they use 13 separate performance indicators to judge world-class universities against all of their key missions, including both teaching and research, using tough, global standards.

“Its position means the University of Sydney falls well within the top one per cent of higher education institutions in the world – it is a remarkable achievement.”

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings began in 2010–11, and considers more than 1,100 institutions worldwide.

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