Flinders celebrates 50 years with world Top 50 spot

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In a fitting celebration of 50 years of inspiring achievement, Flinders University has been ranked 46 in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 by Times Higher Education.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling says being named among the Top 50 of the world’s best young universities reflects Flinders’ commitment to high calibre research and education.

“It’s fantastic recognition of our achievements during our first 50 years as we plan to build on our strengths into the future,” Professor Stirling says.

Flinders has climbed 31 places from 77th in 2015 to 46th in 2016.

Of the 19 Australian universities that made the list, Flinders is number six.

The indicators against which Flinders has excelled include industry income and innovation, teaching and the learning environment, research, and international outlook.

“This ranking comes just weeks after the opening of our technologically-advanced student hub and plaza, and less than a year since the opening of our state-of-the-art Tonsley facility for Computer Science, Engineering and Maths.

“Flinders’ focus on providing high quality educational experience and equally high quality outcomes is acknowledged in our acceleration up the rankings table.

“This global recognition reinforces our standing as a world top 2 per cent university that is making a difference to the communities we serve and the world around us.

“A research-intensive university that’s innovatively finding solutions to real world problems in partnership with industry, we take great pride in preparing graduates equipped with the knowledge and skills to address the challenges of our times,” Professor Stirling says.

Below is a table of the 19 Australian universities included in the rankings.

U50 Rank 2015-16 Institution Year Founded
21 University of Technology, Sydney 1988
=28 Queensland University of Technology 1989
=31 Charles Darwin University 1989
37 University of Wollongong 1975
38 James Cook University 1970
46 Flinders University 1966
48 Griffith University 1971
50 Deakin University 1974
57 University of South Australia 1991
58 La Trobe University 1967
74 Swinburne University of Technology 1992
82 Murdoch University 1973
=86 Western Sydney University 1989
=92 Curtin University 1987
94 Southern Cross University 1994
98 RMIT University 1992
101-150 University of Canberra 1990
101-150 Central Queensland University 1971
101-150 Edith Cowan University 1991

The full THE 150 under 50 2016 list can be found here.


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