The University of Western Australia (UWA) has climbed five places this year in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, from 91 to 86 out of 1001 universities across the world. Since 2017, UWA has risen 16 places.
The QS World University Rankings grade the world’s top universities, based on six performance indicators, which include academic and employer reputation, research impact and citations per faculty.
UWA’s academic reputation improved five places from 112 to 107, employer reputation improved four places from 131 to 127, and citations per faculty increased one additional place from 40 to 39.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater said the improved result was recognition of world-class research being translated into real-world benefits for the global community.
“I am thrilled by these results,” Professor Freshwater said. “We have been promoting trustworthy research that improves lives.
“Our students are being equipped for globally relevant and responsible leadership, through an experience-oriented and values-led curriculum.
“Together, our staff and students are making a mark on the world and directly enhancing the lives of Western Australians.”