UniSA has been ranked in the world’s top three per cent of universities in the QS rankings, released in September.
In a larger field of contenders this year, and with 31 out of 35 of Australia’s universities taking a slight fall in the 2016 QS rankings, UniSA retained its position at 288, which places it in the top three per cent of universities worldwide and 15th in Australia.
Also released in September were the 2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings in which UniSA broke through two bands from its previous ranking, to be positioned in the 251-300 band. Again, the lift comes in a bigger pool of assessed universities, and places UniSA at number 11 in Australia.
“These results mean UniSA is now ranked in the top three per cent of world universities in the two most recognised measures,” Prof Lloyd says. “This is a stellar achievement for any institution, but for one that is just 25 years-old, it is remarkable.”
Prof Lloyd says he hoped to build on this performance in the next few years.
“Continuing on this trajectory will see us move into the nation’s top 10 in the coming years - an outstanding achievement for one of the country’s youngest universities,” he says.