Deakin’s young university and world university rankings rise
DEAKIN University’s ranking continues to rise in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top 50 Under 50 World University Rankings, with the 2021 index jumping from 31st to 26th.
The Top 50 Under 50 rankings, announced last week, come only a month after QS released its World University Rankings in which Deakin was ranked 275th globally, after first entering the top 300 only three years ago.
The QS Top 50 Under 50 ranks universities on several measures including academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, student to faculty ratio, international faculty, and international students.
Established in 1974 as Victoria’s first regional university, Deakin – which has campuses at Waurn Ponds and Geelong Waterfront – has held the title of the top-rated public university in Victoria for overall student experience for 10 consecutive years.
Deakin vice-chancellor Professor Iain Martin said the university’s relative youth remained an advantage as its agility and innovative ethos continue to ensure the institution serves the changing learning and career needs of its students and alumni, while working closely with its partners on mutually beneficial projects.
“I am pleased that Deakin’s leadership in education, research and innovation has again been recognised on the global stage.
“What we do matters to our students, our local communities, and Australia. Through our extensive community, industry and academic networks, what we do matters internationally.
“Our ability to harness world-class research and innovations in our distinctly Deakin way, will continue to propel our industries and is arguably more important than ever as our nation progresses from the economic and social challenges before it.
“Deakin has made extraordinary progress in its comparatively short life. We remain focused on delivering real progress and sustainable solutions for the complex problems our
Deakin has more than 60,000 students from around the world, studying across campuses in Geelong, Melbourne, Warrnambool and online.