Flinders rises in world’s top 300 universities in THE 2022

Flinders University has posted its strongest ever result in uncertain times, rising 17 places to 266  in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling welcomed the result as an affirmation of Flinders’ education and research excellence.

“We continue to see very strong performance in leading performance indicators including a 44% increase in research funding. We can confidently expect these improvements to be reflected in the international rankings in due course.

“The current pandemic has created unexpected challenges but Flinders University staff have shown themselves to be both ready and able to rise to these in order to continue to deliver an outstanding educational experience for our students.

“Our ongoing investments in high quality research and educational performance will ensure that our growth trajectory continues and we see exciting times ahead,” Professor Stirling says.

Flinders University’s strengthening underlying performance has contributed to its rising rankings since entering the 251-300 rankings band in 2019.


The Times Higher Education World University Rankings assesses more than 1600 of the best global universities and are the only international university performance tables to judge world-class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, employing 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide amongst the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available.

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