The University of Western Sydney has been named one of the world’s best 100 young universities in its 25th anniversary year.
It placed 87th on the 2014 Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 list released yesterday.The list ranks modern universities from around the globe based on their research and teaching quality, international outlook, connections with industry, and innovation.
Vice chancellor Barney Glover said it was exciting for the university to be recognised for it’s research strengths and teaching innovation.
“In just a little over two decades, UWS has grown to become a truly world-class university,” Professor Glover said.
“To do justice to our greater western Sydney region, it is vital that UWS firmly establishes itself as a globally-recognised and vibrant institution of higher learning and research.
“This international ranking underscores the significant work we are doing to broaden the university’s international horizons and expand our international student population.
‘‘I congratulate everyone in the university community on this excellent result.”
Times Higher Education list editor, Phil Baty, said it was interesting to see the diversity of institutions that had made it into this year’s rankings.
Australia also had more listings than any other country except the United Kingdom.
‘‘The inclusion of institutions such as UWS offers further evidence of a national system with a potentially bright future,’’ Mr Baty said.
See the full list here.