UniSA has risen 25 places to be ranked number 32 in the latest Times Higher Education rankings of world universities aged under 50 years.
The results put UniSA at number four in Australia, the youngest, highest ranked in the nation, and the biggest mover.
UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says the result is hugely satisfying.
“Part of our long-term strategy is to improve quality across the board at UniSA - in research, teaching, facilities, partnerships with industry, international engagement and student experience,” Prof Lloyd says.
“To see that that work is coming to fruition is very rewarding.”
Prof Lloyd says the result puts UniSA in the top 50 world universities under 50 years old in the two most widely recognised rankings tables, the Times Higher Education ranking and the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.
“We are young – we celebrated our 25th anniversary just last year – but we are focused on making UniSA one of Australia’s great universities,” Prof Lloyd says.
“For us that is about having researchers working on the big social and industry challenges and contributing to solutions.
“It is about delivering a dynamic, industry informed teaching environment for students.
“It is also about being an institution that is globally focussed and enterprising in its outlook.”
The rankings measure the same 13 separate indicators as the THE World University Rankings, but the Young University Rankings 2017 methodology has been recalibrated to reflect the special characteristics of younger universities, giving less weight to subjective indicators of academic reputation.
In a global field of 200, UniSA ranked fourth among eligible Australian institutions behind the University of Technology Sydney, Queensland University of Technology and University of Wollongong.