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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.


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Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

University of Melbourne ranked third in the Asia-Pacific

Once again, the University of Melbourne has proved its mettle in the world’s university ranking forum. Just recently, the university was ranked third in the Asia-Pacific, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific Ranking 2017.

University of Melbourne ranked third in the Asia-Pacific

The University of Melbourne is ranked third in the Asia-Pacific, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific Ranking 2017. (Photo: University of Melbourne)

Australian universities performed exceptionally well in the new ranking, which was launched to reflect the region’s growing strength in the higher education sector.

The University of Melbourne was the only university outside Asia to appear in the top five, coming in third behind the National University of Singapore and Peking University.

Acting Vice-Chancellor Margaret Sheil said that the university was pleased by this validation, within a demanding global market.

“This is a strong endorsement of the university’s dedicated and talented staff and their research and teaching output, as well as the quality of our graduates.”

The THE Asia-Pacific Ranking 2017 analysed universities across 38 nations in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania. The ranking uses the same performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, with some weightings adjusted to reflect the younger profile of some of the universities in the region.

Key areas included teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

About the University of Melbourne

Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research. Established in 1853, it is Australia’s second oldest university, and has been ranked as the country’s top university in both worldwide and national standings.

The University of Melbourne is arguably Australia’s most reputable higher education institution with a tradition of excellence in research and teaching. Students from Canada choose Melbourne due its high ranking among the best universities in the world.

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

UQ Veterinary School earns top marks in global ranking system

The University of Queensland has been ranked the best in Australia for veterinary sciences by a major international rankings system.

UQ Vet School earns top marks in global ranking system

Study at UQ Vet School (Photo credit: UQ)

Acting Head of the UQ School of Veterinary Science Associate Professor Jenny Seddon welcomed the latest school accolade in the ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for 2017.

“The school has a sustained record of excellence in research and teaching across the veterinary disciplines since our first student intake 81 years ago,” she said.

“In addition to providing world-class veterinary education, our diverse group of academic and clinical staff contribute to animal science, health and welfare through innovative, practical research, advanced veterinary services and successful industry partnerships.”

Associate Professor Seddon said as well as being the top-ranked Australian university in veterinary sciences, The University of Queensland was also ranked globally in the world’s top 25 for veterinary sciences—at ranking 24—in the prestigious subject rankings.

She said prospective students could be confident in the quality of their programs, with the five-year Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree being globally accredited by three major accrediting bodies in Australia/NZ (AVBC), UK (RCVS) and North America (AVMA).

UQ is also a leader both nationally and internationally in the emerging profession of veterinary technology, offering a three-year Bachelor of Veterinary Technology degree which combines theory, practical instruction and hands-on experience.

With more than $140 million invested in purpose-built teaching and research facilities at UQ’s Gatton campus, students and research staff access an integrated site for animal production, health and welfare teaching and research activities set on 1,000 hectares of rural land.

UQ Veterinary School

Since its first intake of students in 1936, the UQ Veterinary School has been recognized for a sustained record of excellence in teaching and learning across the veterinary disciplines and the quality of its research. The vet program at the University of Queensland is one of the most sought after in Australia, attracting the very best students and producing veterinarians that are in high demand, both domestically and internationally. The Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) provides the broadest base in the biological sciences of any undergraduate course and provides a very wide range of career options as well as its professional qualifications, enabling graduates to practice veterinary medicine and surgery.

Program: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)
Location: Gatton, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: General application deadline of November 29; however, late applications may be accepted. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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Discover more about studying at UQ Veterinary School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

University of Sydney teaching and research excellence recognised in QS Subject Rankings

The 2017 QS Subject Rankings, released March 8, rated three University of Sydney subjects in the top 10 globally (sports-related, nursing, and anatomy and physiology) and 31 more subjects in the top 50 globally, including education (11th in the world) and law (13th in the world).

University of Sydney teaching and research excellence recognised in QS Subject Rankings

Sydney Law is ranked #13 in the world!

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Garton said the results were an outstanding achievement and cemented the University of Sydney’s place in the top one percent of universities in the world.

“The breadth and depth of disciplines at Sydney is unparalleled in Australia and we are proud that so many of them have been recognised for their quality internationally.

“We are thrilled to be number one in the world in the new category of sports-related subjects, (which encompasses physiotherapy, sports therapy and rehabilitation) and among the best for many other medicine, health and humanities related subjects.

“These results cement our place as one of the best places to study and conduct research in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.”

Professor Garton said the university would continue to strive for excellence, with a bold plan to transform the undergraduate experience and an unprecedented investment in research, including new funding programs to support researchers to test new ideas and world-class facilities in which to conduct research.

“We aspire to be the best education and research institution in Australia and among the best in the world,” Professor Garton said, adding that Sydney is already home to some of the world’s best and brightest students and researchers.

He pointed to Sydney architecture students who are designing Sydney’s next skyscape and Sydney dentistry students who are improving oral health and reducing obesity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as well as university researchers who are working across traditional discipline boundaries to look at diabetes from new and more holistic angles.

The QS Subject Rankings score universities around the world on their reputation with employers and academics as well as their H-index as an institution (the H-index is a metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of a publication) and citations per research paper.


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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.


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Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Global rankings confirm Monash as leader in engineering and technology

Monash University has been named Australia’s leading university in engineering and technology by an authoritative global rankings institution.

The Times Higher Education world university subject rankings 2016/17 announced has placed Monash 45th across the globe for engineering and technology—the highest ranking of any Australian university. Monash’s 45th ranking was eight places up on its rating for engineering and technology in last year’s rankings.

Global subject rankings confirm Monash as leader in engineering and technology

Monash is #1 in Australia for engineering and technology!

Monash’s high ranking in engineering and technology was underpinned by strong outcomes in teaching, international outlook, research, citations and industry income.

Further, Monash was ranked 41st in the world by Times Higher Education in clinical, pre-clinical and health and 63rd in business and economics. A total of 980 universities were included in the rankings.

President and Vice Chancellor of Monash University Professor Margaret Gardner AO said the results were further evidence of the university’s growing international reputation for outstanding research.

“Monash offers students the opportunity to study at a world-class university that produces research with global impact, collaborates with industry to drive innovation and attracts and retains the highest calibre of research and teaching staff,” Professor Gardner said.

“It’s wonderful to see the quality of our academics recognised. I particularly congratulate Monash staff in the fields of Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health, Engineering and Technology, Business and Economics and the Physical Sciences, all of which ranked among the top 100 this year.”

The Times Higher Education subject rankings follow the recent release of a number of global university rankings, each of which placed Monash in the top 100 universities in the world.

These rankings saw Monash placed 65th in the QS World University Rankings and 74th in the Times Higher Education rankings and 79th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Monash was also placed 32nd in the Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities.


Find out more about studying engineering at Monash. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Engineering Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

University of Melbourne ahead again in world rankings

The University of Melbourne has recorded a significant achievement by moving up one place to 31 in the 2016 Performance of Scientific Papers for World Universities released Oct. 11 by National Taiwan University (NTU).

University of Melbourne ahead again in world rankings

Study at the University of Melbourne

Once again, the University of Melbourne is also the highest-placed Australian university in the rankings of nearly 500 universities worldwide.

Formerly known as the HEEACT Ranking, the program provides annual performance rankings of universities around the world based on their production and impact of scientific papers.

The rankings reflect three major research performance criteria: productivity, impact and excellence.

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis welcomed the NTU rankings as “pleasing” especially since they came after a number of positive rankings for the University internationally in 2016.

“That the result also show a noticeable improvement in ten of our disciplines that are captured in these rankings is also good news, and a testament to the breadth and depth of our research and teaching commitments at Melbourne.”


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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!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Griffith in top 50 of world’s leading universities under 50

Griffith University is the only Queensland university to be ranked on all major university rankings*; in the top 400 globally and in the top 50 world universities under the age of 50.

The latest Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings has placed Griffith at 48, a climb of 34 places from last year’s position of 82.

Griffith Nursing School

Griffith Nursing is ranked 29 in the world

This impressive rise follows last month’s QS Subject Rankings in which Griffith placed in the top 100 institutions worldwide in nine subject areas with Griffith Nursing ranked 29 in the world. Griffith scored in 37 subject areas, confirming its status as one of Australia’s most comprehensive research and teaching universities.

Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University, Professor Ian O’Connor said the latest ranking provided further recognition of Griffith’s position as one of Australia’s leading universities.

“This is confirmation of Griffith’s growing influence as a leading institution of research and teaching excellence,” Professor O’Connor said.

“Griffith is now in the top 50 in both the Times Higher Education and QS (37) Top 50 Under 50, one of two Queensland universities to achieve this distinction.

“In addition, the university is now in the top 400 overall on all major world rankings.”

In January, Griffith University was placed 102 in a list of 800 of the world’s most international universities in the Times Higher Education rankings and second in Queensland.

In October 2015 it was named among the world’s top 300 universities in the Times Higher Education World Rankings for 2015-2016. A total of 13 performance indicators were considered for the Times HE rankings including research, citations, teaching, international outlook and industry engagement.

*The three major world rankings are the Academic Ranking of World Universities, QS World University Rankings and Times HE World University Rankings.

Study Nursing at Griffith University

The Griffith School of Nursing and Midwifery is committed to the development of nursing and midwifery practice, theory and research in positive and visionary ways. The school is also committed to the development of graduates imbued with a solution-focused philosophy who will make a positive difference in nursing, midwifery and health care. Through developing research, consultancy and continuing education opportunities, Griffith seeks to serve the nursing and midwifery professions, the health care system and the broader community.

Program: Bachelor of Nursing
Location: Logan, Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intakes: February and July
Duration: 3 years

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Monday, December 7th, 2015

University of Sydney leads Australia in QS Employability Rankings

University of Sydney graduates have been rated the most sought-after in Australia in the first comprehensive global rankings into employability.

The University of Sydney topped the list of Australian universities in the inaugural QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016, and was also rated in the top 15 globally with a rank of 14.

University of Sydney

University of Sydney topped the list of Australian universities in the inaugural QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016 (Photo credit: University of Sydney)

The rankings mapped more than 30,000 people to identify the educational background of the world’s most employable people.

“These rankings confirm what we’ve known for years about our graduates and the unique Sydney qualities they bring to the workplace,” said Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence.

“It’s no secret that the University of Sydney attracts the brightest minds to some of the most competitive and rigorous courses on offer nationally. And so it follows that these students then go on to incredible careers in the most coveted graduate roles.

“For more than 160 years, we’ve helped shape the minds of graduates who go on to change the world as leaders and innovators in their fields.”

As well as charting the educational backgrounds of senior leadership teams at the top 500 privately owned companies globally (by annual revenue), the rankings also covered over 16,000 tertiary degrees offered in more than 1,200 universities worldwide.

The rankings measured universities on the following indicators:

  • University’s reputation among employers (30 per cent weighing)
  • Partnerships with employers (25 per cent)
  • Alumni outcomes (20 per cent)
  • Employers’ presence on campus (15 per cent)
  • Graduate employment rate (10 per cent)

The full QS Graduate Employability Rankings were released on 26 November at the QS Young Universities Forum in Melbourne.

Quacquerelli Symonds (QS) was founded in 1990 and provides higher education and careers information working alongside over 2000 higher education institutions and 12,000 employers worldwide.

The QS Graduate employability Rankings is the result of an extensive research project which has been running since October 2014.


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