The Golden Age category applies to universities that are more than 50 years old, but less than 80, and recognises universities created during an extraordinary post war era of higher education expansion.
La Trobe Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said he was pleased at how well La Trobe had performed in its first year of inclusion in the Golden Age rankings.
“It is a wonderful achievement for La Trobe to secure a top 60 world ranking, just a year after we celebrated our 50th anniversary,” Professor Dewar said.
“We are proud to be part of the group of world universities established at a time of unparalleled investment in higher education that have gone on to become high quality, internationally-respected institutions.”
La Trobe is one of 200 universities from 44 countries, including seven from Australia, included in the Golden Age list. The rankings use the same methodology as the Times Higher Education World Rankings to assess universities on 13 rigorous performance indicators including teaching, research and industry engagement and income.
La Trobe has also today reaffirmed its top 400 global position in the latest QS rankings, with a ranking of 397 in the world.
La Trobe continues to sit in the top 400 universities in the world in all three major global rankings – the QS, Times Higher Education and Academic Ranking of World Universities.
“The QS results together with the Golden Age rankings are a ringing endorsement of La Trobe as a world-class university,” Professor Dewar said.
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