La Trobe climbs in Golden Age rankings

La Trobe University has been ranked 52nd in the world, seventh in Australia and number two in Victoria in the latest Times Higher Education Golden Age rankings.

It’s a rise of seven places in a year in the category for universities that are more than 50 years old, but less than 80 – universities which were created during the post-world war two expansion of higher education across the world.

La Trobe Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said La Trobe’s successful growth in the second year of inclusion in this ranking reinforced the University’s leading position on both the national and international stage.

“La Trobe is one of a group of global universities established post-war at a time of incredible growth in the higher education sector,” Professor Dewar said.

“It’s fantastic to see that growth continue with our significant increase in this year’s Times Higher Education Golden Age rankings.

“To be 52nd in the world reaffirms our considerable strengths in research, teaching and engagement with partners including industry.”

La Trobe is one of 271 universities from 51 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 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.

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