University of Adelaide ranked in the top 100 world-wide

Students walk around the North Terrace campus.

The University of Adelaide’s world-wide reputation as a leading teaching and research institution has been further recognised with an impressive rise to 88th place in the key global Times Higher Education (THE) University Rankings for 2023.

In the latest THE rankings the University has jumped 23 places from 111th last year. In 2014 the University was ranked 209 in the world.

The results highlight the University of Adelaide’s consistent improvements in its academic reputation scores, research productivity and impact, and is a significant milestone in the South Australian higher education sector.

“The University of Adelaide’s latest results underscore its recognition and reputation as one of the world’s leading universities,” says the University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Peter Høj AC.

“These results are due to the excellent work of our community of teachers and researchers, who educate future generations and aim to solve some of society’s most pressing challenges.

“A top 100 University is only possible with top ranked staff. They should be proud of their achievements.”

The University of Adelaide has maintained its ongoing first position in South Australia and seventh position in Australia while cementing its position as one of the best universities amongst well over 10,000 world-wide.

“University of Adelaide students are taught by some of the best educators in the tertiary sector,” says the University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Jennie Shaw.

“Our University staff excel in helping students to gain knowledge in and understanding of a comprehensive range of subjects that are consistently top ranked, including education, engineering and health.

“Especially given the challenges of learning and teaching through the pandemic, this latest result is welcome recognition of the very high regard in which our University is held internationally.”

The University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Anton Middelberg, says that research excellence benefits society.

“The University of Adelaide is growing in reputation as a centre of excellence which is attracting more world-class researchers to be part of a community of people at the top of their fields.

“Innovative work is being undertaken in South Australia in collaboration with international experts and partners in industry and government.

“Our experts are developing the next generation of vaccines, using machine learning and artificial intelligence for a plethora of applications, finding ways to grow food in space for the next generation of space explorers, developing new types of crops to alleviate world hunger, designing and manufacturing advanced materials of the future that will be needed by the renewable energy sector and using dogs to detect infectious diseases.

“These are just some of the projects which are already having a far-reaching impact on society.”

Dr Jessica Gallagher, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) says academic rankings affect students' application decisions.

“People from around the country and overseas come to Adelaide because they want to benefit from a first-class education, as well as enjoying the lifestyle that South Australia has to offer.

“After completing their studies many of our alumni become leaders in their fields, wherever in the world they choose to pursue their careers.”

Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, Times Higher Education says: “Competition is mounting worldwide, with an unprecedented 1,799 universities from 104 countries making the World University Rankings this year, and with East Asian and Middle Eastern nations in particular making major gains.

“It is a particularly remarkable achievement for the University of Adelaide to have broken into the elite world top-100 group this year.

 “To do well in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, universities have to show real strength in-depth, across teaching, research, knowledge exchange and internationalisation, but it is in the area of academic reputation where the University of Adelaide is really standing out.

“In our survey of tens of thousands of scholars worldwide, more and more are naming the University of Adelaide as one of the leading institutions in the world, across a range of disciplines. Congratulations to all at Adelaide on a great achievement.”


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