RMIT has risen eight places in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings released last week.
The rankings compare the top 1250 universities around the globe across 13 key indicators including, teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
RMIT rose to 451st on the list, with an overall score in 2018-19 of 39.4.
The position reflects how RMIT continues to strengthen its standing as a research-intensive university.
The university’s strong global outlook, with campuses in Melbourne and Vietnam, a research and industry collaboration centre in Barcelona, Spain and programs through partners across Asia, was recognised again. RMIT scored in the top decile in the international pillar, putting it in the top 100 universities in this category.
It follows the release of the 2019 Good Universities Guide ratings on Monday where RMIT retained a five-star rating in the learner engagement and staff qualifications categories.
RMIT is the only Victorian institution to hold five stars for learner engagement, reflecting the university’s commitment to delivering outstanding student experiences.
The Good Universities Guide ratings were established in 1992 and compare Australian universities across 14 indicators, including overall experience, learning resources and skills development.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Vice-President Professor Belinda Tynan said it was pleasing to see RMIT continually recognised on the global stage.
“These results show that we are continuing to deliver on our commitment of preparing our students for life and work,” she said.
“From humble beginnings 131 years ago as a practical institution aimed at preparing students for the real world, we’ve grown to become a strong, industry-connected regional player with a global outlook that is known for its ground-breaking technology, exceptional creativity and world-leading research.
“In the age of constant disruption, we don’t simply educate our students for the jobs that exist today. We seek to develop students for jobs that haven’t been created, solve real-world problems and thrive in a world where change is constant."
Story: Amelia Harris and Howie Phung