La Trobe ranks in world top 400

La Trobe University has achieved its largest rise in international rankings in ten years, a move that places it among the top 400 universities in the world.

The latest QS World University Rankings, released today, have ranked the university at 394, up from the 401-410 band last year.

The annual rankings are based on six important performance indicators. They highlight more than 800 of the top universities in the world from 82 countries.

La Trobe University Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane Long, said 'This is a very pleasing outcome which recognises La Trobe's standing on the Australian and international higher education scene.'

The survey also ranked the world's top universities in broad faculty areas.

'Here, La Trobe arts and humanities did extremely well, among the top 25 per cent, coming in at number 171 globally and 12th in Australia,' Professor Long said.

'In fields related to life sciences and medicine we jumped more than 20 ranks – from 340 last year up to 321, while in social sciences and management we were ranked at 224.'

Contact: Ernest Raetz, Media and Communications, 041 226 1919

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