CQUniversity named among top 150 under 50 years in the world

CQUniversity has been named among the top 150 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The university was ranked at 109 in the study, which is measured on teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

CQUniversity's Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Scott Bowman said it was the first time the university had been included in the prestigious list.

"This is the first time CQUniversity has been included within this prestigious list and our inclusion is undoubtedly down to our sheer determination to transform CQUniversity from a strong university to a great university. It's a significant achievement considering there are 1000s of universities in the world," Mr Bowman said.

"Over the past six years we have worked incredibly hard to increase our physical presence across Australia, grow our student numbers, deliver world-class research, improve our learning and teaching, and provide a great experience for our students.

"Our efforts are really starting to pay off - not just when it comes to these types of rankings but when it comes down to the hard facts.

"We now have more than 30,000 students, we have delivery sites in every mainland state of Australia, we have some of the best graduate outcome rates in the nation, we have been recognised as a world leader in social innovation and we are delivering research rated as "at", "above", or "well above" world standard in 14 different categories of research. 

Today's announcement follows several other significant achievements for the University in the past 12 months, including being recognised within the world's top 600 universities by Times Higher Education, being awarded five stars for inclusiveness, internationalisation and online/distance learning by the global QS Stars ratings system, achieving its highest ever Excellence in Research Australia rankings, and being recognised by international social innovation group Ashoka U as Australia's first Changemaker Campus.

The Times Higher Education (THE) 150 Under 50, is part of the portfolio of rankings and data products that has established THE as the world's most respected and widely referenced provider of comparative global university performance data.

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