University of Adelaide Ranked in the Top 100 World-wide

Peter Høj AC

The University of Adelaide has leapt 23 places in the Times Higher Education University Rankings for 2023, landing in the top 100 universities worldwide.

Each year, the Times Higher Education World University Ranking conducts a detailed analysis of almost 1800 universities across 104 countries and regions – it’s the largest and most diverse university ranking in the world.

The ranking is based on thirteen specific performance indicators that assess a university’s prowess in teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

In the rankings for 2023, The University of Adelaide has leapt to 88th place, which is the first time a South Australian university has cracked the top 100.

“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.”

Research excellence was one of the areas that The University of Adelaide scored highly in, and Professor Anton Middelberg, who is the University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), emphasises that this is no mean feat.

“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.

“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.”

What’s next?

The University of Adelaide community has faced significant challenges to learning, teaching, and conducting research through the pandemic, but has nevertheless made significant strides as evidenced by these recent results.

Phil Baty, the Chief Knowledge Officer at Times Higher Education said, “It is a particularly remarkable achievement for the University of Adelaide to have broken into the elite world top-100 group this year. 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.”

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