RMIT rises in global university rankings

RMIT rises in global university rankings

RMIT has ranked 223rd globally in the latest QS World University Rankings - an increase of 15 places from last year and 68 places since 2014.

RMIT is now ranked 18th globally for universities under 50 years and is listed among the world’s top 30 universities with a technological orientation.

Vice-Chancellor and President Martin Bean CBE said he was delighted that RMIT’s standing as a leader in education, research and collaboration continued to improve.

“Our focus on pursuing research with impact; our commitment to industry connectivity, employer partnerships and practical student experiences; and our unwavering dedication to preparing our students for the future of work is truly being recognised on a global scale,” he said.

“In these unprecedented times, the way we collaborate and connect to address shared challenges and capture new opportunities is more important than ever.”

While RMIT held its spot at eighth in Australia for employer reputation, it was also ranked 39th in East Asia and the Pacific and 130th globally.

These results follow a strong performance in the  QS Graduate Employability rankings released in September 2019, where RMIT rose to 77th globally.

In the rankings announced today, RMIT continued its improvement in international appeal, with an international faculty ranking of 33rd and an international students ranking of 89th globally, up six places for both indicators compared with last year.

The University also rose 63 places in citations per faculty to 381st and ranked 11th in Australia and 220th in the world for academic reputation – an increase of two places globally. 

RMIT also ranked 10th overall in the 2020 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, showcasing RMIT’s continued progress against the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

With 84 per cent of Australian universities included in the QS World University Rankings (36 universities) compared with 5 per cent and 54 per cent of US and UK universities respectively; these rankings continue to highlight RMIT as a top choice for a quality university education.

QS World University Rankings have been published since 2004, with 1,002 institutions ranked in 2020 compared to 800 in 2014.

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