Murdoch debuts at 57 in top 100 universities under 50

June 20, 2013

Submitting data for the first time, Murdoch University has debuted in the second annual Times Higher Education (THE) 100 Under 50 rankings, with a ranking of 57.

The rankings are a global list of universities under the age of 50 and were formally launched at the Festival of Education at Wellington College in the UK.

Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Higgott said the result was a testament to the extraordinary work the University was undertaking to revitalise its research and teaching.

“Being ranked 57 in the THE 100 Under 50 rankings confirms Murdoch’s international standing” he said.

“Today’s announcement, together with our listing in the Top 400 of the Times Higher Education’s overall World University Rankings in 2012, confirms that the dramatic reforms in the University over the last 2 years are paying dividends.

“The world of higher education is truly global and we need to evolve to meet this new reality. We are committed to enhancing the international reputation of the University through both quality teaching and research excellence, and this ranking is proof that we are well on our way to achieving this.

“This is also good news for Western Australia. Murdoch is one of two WA universities to feature in the 100 Under 50 rankings in 2013, with Curtin ranked at 87. This is a positive result for education in WA particularly considering the importance of university rankings for international students and their families. ”

THE Editor-at-Large and Rankings Editor Phil Baty agreed.

"The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 rankings highlight those institutions that have joined the ranks of the world’s finest in a matter of years, while many of their competitors have had centuries of development, or those that are showing great potential for future success.

"So Murdoch has joined a prestigious list of some truly exciting and dynamic institutions. To feature in such a list against such tough global competition is a great achievement.”

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