UniSA’s reputation for excellence is reflected in a range of recent independent assessments and rankings, research outcomes, and staff and student achievements.
It is also built upon the paths forged by our pioneering, antecedent institutions whose contribution to the economic, social and cultural life of South Australia date back more than 150 years. Those organisations include:
Today, the university continues to earn national and global recognition for outstanding achievement in a number of areas including:
- Institutional awards and rankings: The 2012 QS World University Rankings ranked us in the top three percent of more than 10,000 universities worldwide. We were also ranked 23 in the world, and number three in Australia, in the 2012 QS top 50 worldwide institutions aged under 50.
- Teaching and learning: The proportion of our staff holding doctorate qualifications remains significantly above the national average, and work has begun on the new $85 million learning centre at our City West campus.
- Research: The 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation rated more than 86 per cent of our assessed research at world-class or above, and in the highly-competitive Cooperative Research Centre scheme we were ranked number two in Australia for income received from Commonwealth.
- Students: Journalism and International Relations student Christopher Testa was chosen as one of six Australian students to participate in the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil, while honours graduate Treena Clark was named 2012 SA NAIDOC Scholar of the Year.
- Staff: Honourable Justice Robyn Layton QC, Adjunct Professor in the University’s School of Law, named South Australia’s 2012 Australian of the Year
- Infrastructure: Our newest building, the state-of-the art $50m Materials and Minerals Science Building at Mawson Lakes, was formally opened by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Senator Chris Evans in August 2012.
Further achievements are detailed here.