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ECU again rated among world’s best

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Tags: Homepage; International; Research

ECU has been named in the Times Higher Education (THE) top 200 list of the Most International Universities in the world.

The rankings assess universities on the proportion of international staff, students and international collaborators on published research.

The announcement comes after a stellar year for the University on the world stage. In October 2015 ECU was named in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings placing it in the top five per cent of universities worldwide.

ECU also appeared at number 90 in the influential THE 100 Under 50 2015 global rankings for the top universities under 50 years of age.                      

ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman welcomed the University’s inclusion in the international rankings.

“ECU is a modern, international institution that is developing rapidly and it is a great pleasure to be recognised for that,” Professor Chapman said.

“With our three campuses throughout Western Australia, ECU already has strong connections with our local communities. But this ranking shows we are also globally-focused, attracting world-class people to ECU and providing exciting international opportunities for our students and researchers.

“We have more than 65 international partnerships across 27 countries and we will be increasing these opportunities in the future.”

THE Editor Phil Baty said the rankings focused on universities that showed great potential, rather than centuries of history.

“An institution’s global outlook is one of the key markers of a prestigious university. The top institutions hire faculty from all over the world, attract students from a global market of top talent and collaborate with leading departments wherever they happen to be based,” he said.

It is great news for all the institutions in the list of the most international universities in the world. It is a sign of great potential, competitiveness and dynamism.” 

In August last year ECU received five stars for its teaching quality in the Good Universities Guide, for the seventh year in a row. It was also awarded five stars for starting salaries, the second year in a row.

The full results are available at the THE webpages.

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