La Trobe among global young guns

La Trobe University has strengthened its position among the world’s top young universities as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

La Trobe jumped two spots to be placed 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) 200 Under 50 Rankings, which focus on the world’s universities aged 50 or younger.

Now in its sixth year, the rankings celebrate the achievements of young institutions that have made their mark on the world stage in years rather than centuries.

Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said today’s placement was a reflection of the University’s vibrant and successful 50-year history.

“We are Victoria’s third oldest University. We have a long proud history and a strong bright future,” Professor Dewar said.

“I am incredibly proud of the people who made this ranking possible – it’s further proof of our commitment to excellence in teaching and research.”

This year, THE has increased the number of ranked universities to 200, measuring performance on research, teaching, international outlook, citations and industry income.

THE has also introduced Generation X, Generation Y and Millennials rankings. La Trobe has ranked in the top 50 of the Generation X category.

This is the final year La Trobe will be eligible for the ranking. Next year La Trobe will be eligible to be ranked in the new Golden Age Universities Rankings - a round-up of the top 100 universities founded between 1945 and 1966.

La Trobe University is firmly entrenched in the world’s top 400 universities as measured by three major ranking agencies: The Times Higher Education, the QS and the ARWU.

The University’s subjects were also rated amongst the global elite in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. Earlier this year, five of La Trobe’s subjects were ranked in the 100: Hospitality and Leisure Management, Archaeology, Nursing, Sociology, and Sports-related subjects.

Media contact: Briena Barrett, 0432 566 014

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