RMIT is ranked 250th in the latest QS World University Rankings, reconfirming its position in the top 1 per cent* of global universities.
While RMIT has moved up 41 places since 2014, it is the University’s reputation with employers that has really gone from strength to strength.
RMIT is now ranked eighth in Australia, 30th in East Asia and the Pacific and 108th globally for ‘employer reputation’ – an increase of seven places globally versus 2017.
Vice-Chancellor and President Martin Bean CBE said he was delighted that the results continued to recognise RMIT’s great reputation among employers.
“By embedding industry and enterprise in everything we do, creating true partnerships and collaborating, we continue to help our students prepare for life and work,” he said.
“These results show that we continue to deliver on our commitment.”
International appeal also continues to grow, with RMIT now sitting at 40th in the world for ‘international faculty’, and jumping 22 places to 106th for ‘international students’.
RMIT is ranked 18th globally for universities under 50 years of age and 52nd globally among universities less than 100 years old in OECD countries (RMIT was founded in 1887 but gained university status only in 1992).
From a research perspective, RMIT moved up 35 places to 455th in citations and is now 38th in the world among the ‘very intensive research and comprehensive universities’.
“While I acknowledge we still have much more work to do, by continuing to work with industry and bridging the gap between research and impact, we can fuel the kind of innovation and creativity that can truly shape the world,” Martin said.
RMIT is ranked 15th among Australian universities and 17th among universities in East Asia and the Pacific that have more than 30,000 students.
With 86% of Australian universities included in the QS World University Rankings compared with 5% of US and 48% of UK universities respectively; these rankings continue to highlight Australia as a top destination for a quality university education.
*It is estimated that there are approximately 26,000 institutions globally. QS World University Rankings have been published since 2004, with 1,021 institutions ranked this year, compared to 800 in 2014.
Story: Shelley Brady