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Created Date:

7 Sept 2023

[QUT] 'Collaborative spirit' behind Young University Rankings success

QUT has risen to second place nationally in a ranking of the world’s youngest universities.

The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2023 tests institutions aged 50 years or younger on their core competencies of research, teaching, citations, international outlook and industry incomes.

Increased strengths in research and teaching reputation have combined with excellent scores for citations impact to see the leading Queensland institution rise from third to second place out of 23 young universities ranked nationally.

The announcement comes as QUT has been named Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the recent Triple E Awards in Barcelona. It is also now ranked in the top 200 in the QS World University Rankings.

More broadly, the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2023 show Australia has outperformed Germany for the first time in five years and is now home to the world's highest-scoring budding institutions on average with 17 Australian universities now in the top 100 globally.

QUT Vice Chancellor, Professor Margaret Sheil AO, said a 'collaborative spirit' among young and older universities in the country has helped Australia's performance, with young universities often working in collaboration with Australia's highest tier of research-intensive universities, the Group of Eight.

Globally, QUT now ranks in joint 26th place, with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in the top spot and the University of Technology Sydney in ninth position.

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