The University of Western Australia remains the highest-ranked university in Western Australia and eighth in the nation, according to the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings released today.
The University climbed three places in the overall rankings compared to last year.
UWA Vice Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater said the latest results showed UWA was steadily improving in a very competitive market.
“The closer you get to the top in rankings, the more difficult it is to climb higher as you are competing with the world’s best,” Professor Freshwater said.
“The fact that UWA has gained three places in such a competitive space demonstrates UWA’s strong commitment to world-class teaching and research.”
UWA benchmarks itself using the widely acknowledged QS and ARWU World rankings.
This year UWA moved from 91 to 86 in the QS Rankings, and in 2019 the ARWU positioned UWA at 99 in the world, the top-ranked university in Western Australia and sixth in Australia.