Issue 5
Monday, 02 July 2018
Charles Darwin University
Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks:
Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks: "The ranking is a significant achievement"

CDU ranks in top 10 of world ‘Millennials’

By Leanne MIles

Charles Darwin University has featured in the Times Higher Education (THE) Millennial Ranking of Young Universities founded since the turn of the century. CDU was ranked 9th in the world and was the only Australian university to place in the top 10.

The ranking comes after the release of THE's “Young University Ranking” for 2018, which identifies the top 250 universities around the world aged less than 50 years old.

As part of the Young University Rankings, THE created several subset rankings including the Millennials list of universities established since 2000.

This is the sixth time CDU has featured in the THE Young University Ranking, which was expanded this year to include the best 250 institutions – up from 200 last year. This year CDU has ranked 43rd overall.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks said a ranking among 250 of the best young universities in 55 different countries was a significant achievement.

“I congratulate the staff and the whole university community on this achievement,” Professor Maddocks said.

CDU’s strongest scores were for international outlook, staff-to-student ratio and citations, which reflects the number of times researchers around the world have quoted CDU research.

“This is a great endorsement of the quality and excellence of research programs at the university,” Professor Maddocks said.

A total of 22 Australian universities featured on the overall Young Universities Under 50 list this year, with CDU 7th among the Australian institutions.

The Young University Ranking complements the annual “THE World University Rankings”, in which CDU is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide.

Performance indicators for both rankings include teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income and reputation), citations (research influence), international outlook (staff, students and research) and industry income (innovation).

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