South Australia’s Flinders University made a significant leap up the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities table, strengthening its place within the best 500 research institutions in the world.
Flinders has surged 54 places to 318, making excellent progress on its ambition to claim its place amongst the top 1% of the world’s universities.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling says the result augurs well for the University’s growing reputation for world-class research and teaching excellence.
“This is a fantastic result for Flinders in its 50th anniversary year,” Professor Stirling says.
“It reinforces the goals of our ambitious Strategic Plan Making a Difference – The 2025 Agenda, to lead and produce visionary research with real-world applications and outcomes.
“We are excited to see this reflected in our climb through the ARWU and other 2015 and 2016 research ratings.
“This showcases the hard and focused work of our specialist and emerging research areas as they position Flinders for even more success in the future, putting us amongst some of the leading research institutions in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia,” Professor Stirling says.
The highly regarded ARWU presents the world Top 500 universities annually based on a set of objective indicators and third-party data.
More than 1200 universities are ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 are published.