CDU holds place among world’s top universities


Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover
Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover said CDU’s international ranking was very gratifying

The Northern Territory’s Charles Darwin University has maintained its position among the world’s top 400 universities, for the third consecutive year.

One of the youngest universities in Australia, CDU is ranked in the 351 to 400 category in the world, in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which have just been announced at the organisation’s World Academic Summit in Singapore.

CDU is one of 19 Australian universities to make the list.

The rankings are based on data provided by Thomson-Reuters and employ 13 separate performance indicators including excellence in teaching, research and knowledge transfer, and the international outlook of the university.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover said CDU’s international ranking was very gratifying given the university’s size, relative youth and location.

“CDU is committed to excellence in teaching and research,” Professor Glover said.  “Remaining in the top two per cent of the world’s universities for the third year is a great endorsement for us and shows what outstanding results can be achieved from a small regional university.

“I would like to acknowledge the staff and students of CDU for the high standard of their work, in particular research, which is often cited by other researchers around the world and also reflects the high productivity of our staff and postgraduate students.

“Currently CDU is maintaining an upward trend in student enrolments, with an increasing number of students from across Australia electing to study with us online.”

Professor Glover said the Times Higher Education World University Rankings could be used by students to help select degree courses, academics to inform career decisions, and by research teams to identify new collaborative partners.


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