Strength of industry partnerships shines in rankings

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UniSA is now one of Australia’s top universities for income derived from industry partnerships, according to the Times Higher Education 2018-2019 University World Rankings, highlighting UniSA’s commitment to solutions-focused research.

Times Higher Education 2018-2019 University World RankingsIn an increased pool of more than 1300 global universities, UniSA is now placed in the world’s top 250.

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says the University continues its upward trend, with strong improvements in the number of citations university research receives and the strength and quality of its research, and a consistently strong result for its international outlook.

“These improvements reflect a continued growth in the depth and quality of UniSA research but also our enterprising approach to working with industry to support their development and growth, leading to the kind of innovation that has an impact in the wider world,” Prof Lloyd says.

Prof Lloyd says he is delighted to see the hard work and enterprising spirit of UniSA’s dedicated and talented researchers reflected in the rankings.

“It is always great to see improvements in performance measures, but one of the real measures of our success is in the high-quality work we do in our research and the vital spirit of collaboration that our researchers have to work on solutions that both build understanding and make a critical difference to industries globally,” he says.

Also released at the end of September was the annual Good Universities Guide rating.

UniSA is number one in South Australia for the number of graduates who are in full-time employment, for the academic qualifications of its staff, for skills development, for social equity and the number of students who are the first in their families to attend university.

UniSA also won a five-star rating for graduate employment outcomes, skills development, and overall experience in its health services and support programs.

In humanities, cultural and social sciences led, with five stars for teaching quality, student support, learning resources, skills development and overall experience.

Law and paralegal studies were also top in SA for skills development and learning resources with five stars for each; while UniSA led with five star teaching quality in sciences and mathematics.

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