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The The Times Higher Education (THE) has announced that the University of Wollongong (UOW) has been selected as one of the world’s top 100 universities for universities aged under 50.
The THE100 Under 50 is a new addition to its World University Rankings portfolio. The results and analysis have been published online by THE and as a special supplement to its magazine. The University of Wollongong has been listed in 33rd place in the world – and at equal top spot in Australia (with Macquarie University).
The THE analysis is focused on a new breed of global universities rather than the ancient institutions. THE says the new ranking group looks at universities which have managed to join the world’s top table in a matter of years, not centuries, and others showing great promise.
The THE 100 Under 50 draws on the same comprehensive range of 13 performance indicators used to compile the THE World University Rankings but only ranks those founded in 1962 or later.
The University of Wollongong became an independent university in 1975. THE says the new rankings portfolio will give a unique insight into the future Harvard and Cambridge universities.
UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings said the announcement was an endorsement of UOW as a research intensive university with a strong commitment to its students and community.
“We already have an enviable record of achievement reflected in UOW’s position in the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide and now we have another prestigious ranking from the Times Higher Education.”