The Northern Territory’s Charles Darwin University has maintained its position among the world’s top 400 universities, for the second year.
One of the youngest universities in Australia, CDU is ranked in the 351 to 400 category in the world, in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
CDU is one of 19 Australian Universities to make the list.
The rankings are based on data provided by Thomson-Reuters and employ 13 separate performance indicators, taking into consideration excellence in teaching, research and knowledge transfer, and the international outlook of the university.
CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover said the university’s international ranking was enormously gratifying given the university’s size, relative youth and its location.
“Remaining in the top two per cent of the world’s universities is truly exciting for us,” Professor Glover said. “The Northern Territory should be very proud of that. It is also further endorsement of years of great work in research, in particular, which is often cited by other researchers around the world and also reflects the high productivity of our staff and postgraduate students.”
Professor Glover said the challenge for CDU as a small regional university was to maintain the ranking in the competitive international system.
“These rankings can be used by students to help select degree courses, academics to inform career decisions, and by research teams to identify new collaborative partners,” he said.