Research growth sees Flinders rise in ARWU ranking

Continued strong growth in research performance has seen Flinders University climb 42 places in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

In a performance which bucks a downward trend across Australian universities, Flinders has risen from 410 last year to 368 this year.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling.

Flinders University Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling says it strengthens Flinders’ position within the top 2 per cent of universities globally, as it tracks a path towards the top 1 per cent.

“Flinders has been making phenomenal progress in research performance in recent years and this is beginning to flow through into global rankings. Professor Stirling says.

“At the same time, Flinders’ unwavering commitment to teaching excellence, underpinned by an authentic focus on student success is driving top quality education in an environment that provides both exceptional student experience and personalised student support.”

“It’s a formidable combination that speaks to Flinders University’s underlying strength and increasing competitiveness,” Professor Stirling says.

“I congratulate our exceptional staff for their collaboration with partners and commitment to high calibre research that extends the boundaries of knowledge, while maintaining their dedication to quality learning and student experience.

“It is through their efforts that Flinders University remains a strong and distinctive institution on an impressive growth trajectory.”

This year’s ARWU results follows Flinders’ impressive rise in last month’s QS World University Rankings 2024, in which the University also improved.

With a new city campus in Adelaide’s Festival Plaza ready to welcome students from semester one, 2024, and the opening of its new $280m Health and Medical Research Building, that will be home to more than 600 medical researchers, clinicals and professional staff, Flinders is poised for further acceleration.

Published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the ARWU rankings assess several indicators of academic or research performance, including alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, highly cited researchers, papers published in the journals Nature and Science, papers indexed in major citation indices, and an institution’s per capita academic performance.

 More information on Flinders’ result is available at the ARWU website.

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