Flinders University credits its strong underlying performance in education and research to its continued rise in the Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific Ranking.
The University has risen from 47 in 2018 to 43 in 2019 in the APACs, a new ranking started two years ago to provide a specific focus on top performing universities in the Asia-Pacific region. Flinders was placed at 64 in the inaugural ranking in 2017.
Flinders University Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling welcomed the result as evidence of the effectiveness of Flinders’ Strategic Plan Making a Difference – The 2025 Agenda.
“We’ve concentrated on improving our underlying performance, and that’s testament to our great staff who are committed in research and education,” Professor Stirling says.
“We’ve had a real focus on quality of research, quality of research outputs, and of course on the teaching programs that we offer.
“We have been engaged in a modernisation program, restructuring to create a university that’s absolutely fit for the future, fit for the 21st century, agile, responsive, innovative.
“Achieving that will mean we’re better able to deliver our core mission, which is in education and research.
“One might expect that to be reflected in the rankings if we do it at a pace that is greater than our competitors,” he says.
More information on the Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific Ranking can be found here.