La Trobe climbs international rankings

La Trobe climbs even higher in respected ranking. The University has placed 386 in the 2016 QS World University Ranking.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Dewar said that La Trobe was now firmly entrenched in the top 400 of the world’s Universities on three separate measures of academic, teaching and international excellence.

“On all three of the most respected and trusted rankings La Trobe is going from strength to strength. It is our best overall rankings result in a decade and we couldn’t be prouder of our staff and students,” Professor Dewar said.

“Its proof positive that researchers at La Trobe University are producing high impact work and our students are going onto successful careers and making a difference in a wide range of professions around the world.”

The 2016 QS result of 386 is an improvement of eight ranking points on the 2015 outcome and a further lift from 2014.

La Trobe University is now ranked in the top 400 by all three major ranking agencies: the QS, the Times Higher Education and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking.

In the 2016 ARWU, announced in August, the University jumped up about 200 spots to be ranked at 336 in the world, it’s best ever ARWU ranking. La Trobe was one of the biggest improvers in Australia in a single year.

A total of 74,651 academics and 37,781 employers’ responses contributed to the 2016 QS results. More than 3800 institutions were considered for inclusion this year and 916 were ranked. 10.3 million papers indexed by the Scopus/Elsevier bibliometric database were analysed and 66.3 million citations were counted.

Media; Tim Mitchell 0437 457 780

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