June 20, 2013

IRU leads Australia in world’s top 100 universities under 50

IRU members have cemented their position in the Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old, with all participating IRU members listed.

“The Times Higher Education rankings demonstrate IRU members’ commitment to exceptional learning outcomes for our students and high-quality, high-impact research. We particularly congratulate Murdoch University who have made their debut in the rankings this year” Professor Barney Glover, IRU Chair and Vice-Chancellor, Charles Darwin University, says.

“That six IRU members and seven other Australian universities are among the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years shows the benefit of the investment from Australian Governments in open and competitive research funding.

“Open competition keeps pressure on universities with longer track records, rewarding all universities which improve research outcomes. It creates a high quality university system, of which IRU universities are leading examples” says Professor Glover.

“Continued investment in national research capability will ensure Australia remains a leading contributor to innovation world-wide, ensuring Australians benefit from both local and international discoveries” Professor Glover concludes.

Australia’s 13 universities in the top 100 ranks second to the United Kingdom (18) and leads the United States (8) and France (7).