Under 50 and looking fabulous

La Trobe University has ranked within the top fifty in the new world ranking for higher education—QS Top 50 Under 50.

LTUOnly universities less than 50 years old are included in the ranking, which was published alongside the annual QS top 100 university rankings for Asia.

While Asian universities filled the majority of the top ten, Australian universities managed to nab 10 spots in the overall ranking, the most out of the 23 countries represented.

‘La Trobe is one of a new generation of higher learning institutions and these results show what a strong contender the University is on the international scene,’ says La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar.

‘As an institution we have also been ranked in the top 500 universities worldwide by the highly respected Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings.

‘These are important benchmarks to show how well universities serve their communities and La Trobe University is and will continue to provide the opportunity for people to be educated on a world class level.’

The rankings are based on research, teaching, employability and internationalisation. Newer universities have struggled to gain traction in the global league, and this unique ranking has turned attention to breaking them out of the main tables to show how they compare with peer institutions.

'La Trobe has five campuses throughout Victoria where we integrate our activity into the lives of the broader public and serve the community in creative ways.

‘One of La Trobe’s greatest assets is the contribution it makes to regional Victoria by making world class education accessible to all,’ says Professor Dewar.


For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:

Meghan Lodwick

La Trobe University Communications Officer

T:  03 9479 5353 M:  0418 495 941 E: M.Lodwick@latrobe.edu.au