Uni of Adelaide makes top 100 most international list

Thursday, 14 January 2016

The University of Adelaide has been listed among the top 100 of the world’s most international universities according to the prestigious Times Higher Education.

“This is a great outcome for us and comes after over a decade of working hard on our internationalisation,” said Professor Pascale Quester, Acting Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Adelaide.

The University of Adelaide hosts around 7000 students (or 30%) from overseas with the overall staff and student community representing well over 90 countries.

“Being recognised as a truly global institution is very important to us in both education and research,” said Professor Quester.

“Attracting international students to South Australia is vital for the local economy and our strong performance in the worldwide rankings is a testament to the partnerships we have developed with other research-intensive universities on every continent.

“But being considered among the most international of universities in the world offers other, more intangible benefits. The multicultural aspect of campus life also engenders a tremendous sense of acceptance and collegiality and where people respect and value one another for their differences.

“That is exactly the kind of learning environment we foster at Adelaide, to produce graduates who are global citizens with excellent academic credentials and open, tolerant minds.

“An institution’s global outlook is one of the key markers of a prestigious university. The top institutions hire faculty from all over the world, attract students from a global market of top talent and collaborate with leading departments wherever they happen to be based.”

Phil Baty, Editor, THE Rankings, said: “It is great news for all the institutions in the list of the most international universities in the world. It is a sign of great potential, competitiveness and dynamism.”

More information is available on Times Higher Education’s 2016 list of the Most International Universities.


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