World’s top 100 for Computer Science at Uni of Adelaide

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Computer science students at the University of Adelaide are now studying at one of the world’s top 100 universities in their field.

The latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject for 2020 has named the University of Adelaide at 96 in the world for Computer Science.

This is the first time Computer Science at the University of Adelaide has entered the top 100 in the Times Higher rankings, having risen from last year’s ranking in the 101-125 band.

“It is exciting news for all of our students, staff and graduates to be named in the Times Higher Education top 100 for the first time, and particularly when we are expanding our number of world-leading programs,” says the Head of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide, Professor Ian Reid.

“Our ranking reflects the strong reputation of computer science and related programs at the University of Adelaide, our world-class staff, and our outstanding and internationally recognised work on artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security, and data science.

“It is pleasing to see that we have such global recognition from our peers, in a field that is critical to the future skills of South Australia and the nation,” Professor Reid says.

In addition to its existing computer science programs, the University of Adelaide has added a new Bachelor of Information Technology degree, a new Master of Cyber Security, and a new Master of Machine Learning, which are all available to students starting university in 2020.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Mike Brooks said: “This year we have seen ongoing improvements for the University of Adelaide in each of the international rankings systems, and now we are seeing that reflected in our subject rankings.

“The University of Adelaide is a leading institution in Australia across a range of computer science fields in both research and teaching, and we are home to the Australian Institute for Machine Learning.

“The University’s new strategic plan, Future Making, has identified defence, cyber and space as among our top industry priorities, which are key strengths for our University and are also priorities for government and industry in South Australia,” Professor Brooks said.

The University of Adelaide is the highest-ranked university in South Australia across all three of the major global rankings.

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