2 October 2014

The University of Queensland has retained its position among the world’s top 100 universities, with a rank of 65 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2014-15.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said UQ’s place in the top 100 reflected the determination of the University’s staff to maintain high international standards in an intensely competitive environment.

“UQ people strive to extend high-quality teaching and research outcomes to increasingly diverse communities, and the sustained top 100 position is a measure of their success,” Professor Høj said.

“Australian universities have performed well in these rankings, especially when our low levels of investment in higher education and research by OECD standards are taken into account.

“However, rapidly developing economies are throwing down the gauntlet, and we must get our house in order so we can ensure that Australian university students continue to receive optimum benefit from a prestigious world-class education.”

The Times ranking table lists five Australian universities in the world’s Top 100.

Contact: Fiona Cameron, +61 7 3346 7086, communications@uq.edu.au