James Cook University has strengthened its standing as a world-class research and teaching university, with an authoritative global ranking listing JCU in the top 250 of the world’s universities.
The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings has ranked JCU 201-250 out of nearly 1400 institutions worldwide.
It’s the third year in a row the University has been recognised among the world’s top 250 universities.
In Australia, JCU is ranked 12th of the 35 universities selected for this year’s ranking.
Within its overall ranking, JCU has been rated particularly strongly in terms of the global impact of its research. The University is ranked 90th in the world for “citations”, reflecting its research influence and role in spreading new knowledge and ideas.
JCU Vice Chancellor, Professor Sandra Harding said the ranking reflects the very high standard of research undertaken by the University.
“Across a broad range of disciplines, these results demonstrate that the University is a highly competitive, research-intensive university.
“JCU is internationally recognised for its ground-breaking research and we continue to perform very strongly when compared to the world’s largest, most successful universities.
“To be ranked among the world’s top 250 universities is a tremendous achievement and I want to pay tribute to our hardworking academics and professional and technical staff whose hard work lies behind this ranking,” Professor Harding said.
The World University Rankings 2020 ranked nearly 1,396 research-intensive institutions worldwide, comparing their performance in five key areas of higher education excellence: teaching, research, citations, industry income, and international outlook.