Ranking success for Murdoch

July 5, 2017

Murdoch has been ranked among Australia’s top universities.

Top ranking: Murdoch has ranked among the top universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

A new ranking of universities in the Asia-Pacific region places Murdoch as the second highest ranked university in WA behind the University of Western Australia (UWA).

The University was ranked number 62 of more than 200 in the region in the first ever Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2017.

Murdoch University Provost, Professor Andrew Taggart, said the University should be proud of the ranking.

“Murdoch University is delighted to be ranked among the top universities in WA and the Asia-Pacific Region,” said Professor Taggart.

“This is deserved recognition of the University’s growing international profile and reputation across the higher education sector in Australia and the wider region.

“We continue to establish teaching partnerships and increase research collaborations with leading universities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

“Everyone at Murdoch, staff and students, should be proud of this achievement.”

The rankings were calculated using 13 performance indicators across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, with particular focus on research and citations.

Murdoch shared equal 62nd position in the overall rankings with Kyushu University in Japan.

The top ranked university in the Asia-Pacific region was the National University of Singapore, with Australia’s top ranked university being Melbourne at number three.

Murdoch received further affirmation with the announcement that Veterinary Sciences and Agricultural Sciences ranked 51-75 and 101-150, respectively, in the 2017 Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU).

The rankings were significant, given that Murdoch’s Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences were rated against 4,000 universities worldwide.

Ranking indicators were based on research productivity, quality, international collaboration and academic recognition.

Dean of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Professor David Hampson, welcomed the news.

“Murdoch University has many world-renowned scientists and the ARWU ranking confirms our place among the global elite.

This is great news for everyone who has worked so hard to build and enhance our reputation on a global scale.”

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