CDU among rising stars globally 


Charles Darwin University has once again featured prominently in a list of the world’s leading universities.

CDU came in at 48th on the Times Higher Education’s “100 Under 50” list of the world’s best universities that are less than 50 years old.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover said it was further affirmation of the endeavour, vigour and innovation of the CDU community across the Territory.

“This speaks as much about our future potential as it does about current excellence and it reflects positively on the variety and quality of the cutting-edge research programs taking place under our banner,” he said.

Fourteen Australian universities featured among the 100, which seeks to identify the rising stars of the global academy, with CDU fifth among the Australian institutions.

Thirteen performance indicators were used to determine rankings in the 100 Under 50 list, including research volume, income and reputation; citations; the learning environment and international outlook.

The single largest indicator, citations, examines a university’s research influence by capturing the number of times its published works are cited by scholars around the world.

The data is drawn from some 12,000 academic journals indexed by Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science database, and adjusted to reflect variations in citation volume between different subject areas.

Just last year CDU burst on to the list of world rankings when the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings placed CDU at 306th in the world and 13th among Australian universities.