La Trobe ranks in QS Top 50 under 50

La Trobe University has ranked for the first time in the QS Top 50 under 50, cementing its position as one of the world’s best young institutions.

The University rose seven places to 48th in this year’s rankings and is one of the top three young universities in Victoria.

The QS result has been followed by the 2016-17 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which today (22 September 2016) placed La Trobe in the top 400 at 377.

Almost 1,000 institutions are included in the THE rankings, which evaluate universities across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Dewar said the rise in the ranking is a reflection of La Trobe’s excellent international standing.

“These results are undoubtedly a reflection of La Trobe’s commitment to world-class teaching and research,” Professor Dewar said.

“Next year we will celebrate 50 years and our talented academic staff will continue to aspire to great things to the benefit of our students and the wider community.”

The QS Top 50 under 50 recognises the world’s best recently-formed institutions and are based on the QS World University Rankings which assess university performance across research, teaching, employability and internationalisation. This year La Trobe climbed eight points to 386 to firmly entrench its place in the top 400 of the world’s Universities.

Last month, the University jumped a remarkable 200 spots in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) to 336 in the world – its best ever ARWU ranking.

La Trobe University is now ranked in the top 400 by all three major ranking agencies: the QS, the Times Higher Education and the ARWU.

Media contact: Briena Barrett 0432 566 014

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