Universities in Australia Improve International Standing
March 8, 2013 – With the new data released by the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, there is all the more reason for you to study in Australia. So complete your student visa requirements for Australia now.
Thanks to six of Australia’s best universities, Australia is now in the third position among world ranking schools in terms of lagging behind US and UK.
According to Phil Baty of the Times Education World Reputation Rankings, Australia has consistently improved it standing since the reputation rankings have been conducted in 2011.
Mr. Baty also said that Australia is definitely climbing the ladder of worldwide academic prestige.
The rankings were taken based on a global opinion poll with 16,000 responses from senior published academics from over 150 countries in the world.
It was shown in the rankings that the University of Melbourne has improved its ranking to no. 39 from previously being no. 43. A positive movement was also shown by the Australian National University from 44 to 42. As the University of Queensland stays strong in the 80th percentile, Sydney University has climbed one notch higher.
“In many ways these results show that Australia’s image among scholars around the world is catching up with the reality: until now it has tended to perform less well in the reputation rankings compared with the overall, objective World University Rankings. These results show how well poised Australia is to make the most of its geographical advantages: while it has strong links with the best universities in the West, it has also made the most of East Asia’s booming higher education scene. If it continues to exploit these opportunities, Australia could be a serious beneficiary of the Asian century, which is great news for its economy and competitiveness,” said Mr. Baty.
Many heads of these universities in Australia affirm the positive movement of their respective universities. In fact, it has been revealed by Professor Hilmer that the number of students admitted each year is increasing but the level of difficulty of being admitted has also become more difficult.