UTS ranks high among the young and international

31 January 2014

UTS ranks first in Australia and 20th in the world for universities under 50 years old according to the new edition of the QS Top 50 Under 50, released yesterday. The university has also been named among the top 25 most international universities by the influential Times Higher Education.

"Having just celebrated our 25th anniversary it's clear that UTS has rapidly developed a global reputation for quality, which we will continue to foster. "These rankings are further evidence of the effect of our sustained efforts and focus on excellence in teaching and research over recent years" – Professor Attila Brungs, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Based on the highest performing young universities in the 2013/14 QS World University Rankings, the QS Top 50 Under 50 highlights relatively newly established universities already making a significant impact in the global rankings.

"This ranking recognises the contribution of young universities to furthering discovery and knowledge here in Australia and globally," said Professor Brungs, noting that nine Australian universities made the cut – more than any other country.

"It's testament to Australian ability that so many younger Australian universities are amongst the world's best, having developed reputations and a profile of quality that normally takes 50 to 100 years to build.

"With the right policy settings Australia's younger, high quality universities will be able to rapidly develop into global powerhouses."

Top 50 under 50 – Australian Universities

Besides being the highest ranked Australian university in the Top 50 Under 50, UTS also came in 24th on the Times Higher Education list of most international universities in the world released last week.

This places UTS among a prestigious group that includes the University of Cambridge, Oxford University, Maastricht University, the National University of Singapore and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich.

Professor Bill Purcell, Deputy Vice Chancellor International and Development said, "The ranking highlights UTS's long commitment and university-wide effort to becoming a truly internationalised university.

"The UTS International Studies double degree program has been a major driver in internationalising the formal education of UTS students. Meanwhile the UTS flagship Key Technology Partnership Program has enabled UTS to build 15 comprehensive research partnerships with high-quality universities around the world.

UTS has established joint research centres in China, India and Europe to leverage our research infrastructure, funding and publications. We also send almost 20 per cent of our undergraduate students abroad on international experiences on a range of programs designed to enhance their global skills and intercultural capabilities to enable them to work effectively in the global workplace.

"To be ranked in the top 25 most internationalised universities in the world is a great achievement for the university.

Drawn from the "international outlook" indicator results from its 2013 THE World University Rankings, it takes into account a university's international student numbers, percentage of international staff and the proportion of its research papers published with a co-author from at least one other country.

"At UTS our vision is to be a world-leading university of technology," said Professor Brungs. "While it's an ambitious target for such a young university, recognition like this demonstrates that it is achievable."

Get involved

Universities are often judged by the quality of their graduates. Alumni play an important role as life-long ambassadors and brand advocates for UTS.

You can help contribute to the reputation of the University by participating in the QS Graduate Reputation Survey, a rating to identify universities best at producing workplace-ready graduates.

The survey is aimed at organizations that recruit Bachelors, Masters and MBA graduates. The survey length may vary depending on the types of graduates recruited.

If you are comfortable with UTS including you or the best contact person in your organization on our list to QS, please confirm the name and contact details of the correct person(s) that the survey should be addressed to.

If you need further information about the survey please visit the QS website.

Words: Rachael Quigley