Murdoch amongst the top 100 young universities

April 30, 2015

100-under-50-logo squareMurdoch has ranked number 65 in the Times Higher Education (THE) 100 Under 50 ranking of the world’s best young universities announced today.

Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Andrew Taggart, welcomed the news that Murdoch University was ranked in the top 100 universities under the age of 50 for the third consecutive year.

“The world of higher education is changing, above all it has gone ‘global’ and our strategic plan along with our developing operational plan provides a blueprint for meeting this new reality,” Professor Taggart said.

“To have been ranked among the top 100 under 50 in the world is an excellent result and confirms our strategic vision of being an international research-intensive university that offers an outstanding learning and teaching experience for our students both domestic and international.

“Research inspires innovative teaching,” he said.

Phil Baty, Editor of the Times Higher Education rankings congratulated Murdoch for consolidating its position among the world’s elite young universities.

“To make the top 100 is a significant achievement,” he said.

“So many universities in this ranking have shown they can match the ancient global elite and have proven that with the right drive, what others have developed over centuries can be achieved in a matter of decades.

“This prestigious ranking of dynamic young universities uses the same balanced blend of 13 rigorous performance indicators used to judge world class research universities in the overall THE World University Rankings.

“So the institutions in the top 100 list are being judged against tough and trusted international standards.”

The 13 performance indicators used to judge universities in THE can be grouped into five areas: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook. International outlook is a crucial part of Murdoch’s vision with over 5,000 students in Singapore and emerging research collaborations in India, China and Malaysia.

In addition to the THE 100 Under 50 ranking, Murdoch has also been ranked among the world’s elite institutions in three subject areas according to the fifth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Murdoch ranked 38 in Veterinary Science and in the top 200 for Agriculture & Forestry and Politics & International Studies.

Murdoch’s research strategy guides the University’s research activities with a specific focus on addressing the research challenges of our time.

Murdoch is committed to translational research in four key areas:

  • Primary food production
  • Climate variation and adaption, environment and natural resources
  • Animal and human health and welfare
  • Social sciences including politics, governance, education, culture and communication

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