La Trobe rises 200 places in world ranks

La Trobe University has jumped about 200 places in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released today.

Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane Long said La Trobe was placed 336th in the world – the best ever outcome for the University in this leading international survey.

‘Our success is the outcome of strong efforts to increase the quality and quantity of internationally recognised research at La Trobe, which has resulted in an 18 per cent increase in the number of publications from across the University,’ Professor Long said.

‘It is welcome recognition of La Trobe’s undoubted international research strength and a credit to our excellent staff and students,’ she said.

The ARWU is the oldest and most respected of world university rankings. It uses only data collected from independent, publicly available and verifiable sources.

Update September 22 2016: Since the ARWU results, La Trobe has also been placed in the top 400 by two other major ranking agencies: the QS and the Times Higher Education.

The University was also ranked in the QS Top 50 aged under 50.

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