Issue 11
Monday, 17 July 2017
Charles Darwin University
CDU’s research performance is central to its latest high international ranking
CDU’s research performance is central to its latest high international ranking

We’re among top 40 Asia Pacific universities

By Robyn McDougall

A new ranking of universities in the Asia Pacific region places Charles Darwin University within the top 40 of more than 240 institutions assessed.

Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific University Rankings, which are produced for the first time this year, place CDU in equal 38th place among 243 universities from the wider region.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks said the Northern Territory should feel particularly pleased with this recognition of the university given the Territory’s drive to intensify its engagement and profile in the Asia Pacific region.

“The Asia Pacific rankings are based on the same rigorous criteria as THE’s World University Rankings, but have been modified to better reflect the characteristics of the region’s institutions,” Professor Maddocks said.

The rankings used 13 performance indicators across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, with the greatest weight given to research (volume, income and reputation) and citations (how CDU’s research contributes to new knowledge and ideas).

“While CDU is a relatively young university, it has an impressive record of international recognition for the impact of its research on the lives of people in Northern Australia and the Asia Pacific region,” he said.

CDU shared equal 13th position on the list of 35 Australian universities that achieved a place in the rankings.