Deakin hits top 200 in the world

Deakin University has been ranked as one of the world’s top 200 universities for the first time by the QS World University Rankings, released today.

QS ranked Deakin at 197 in the world, a leap of 36 places from the university’s previous best-ever ranking of 233 last June.

The QS rankings focus on five key criteria: research and discovery; employability and outcomes; learning experience; global engagement; and sustainability.

Deakin’s biggest improvement since last year was in the sustainability category, rising from 283rd in the world to 66th spot, also scoring well in International Faculty (135th in the world) and Citations per Faculty (140th).

Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin praised the Deakin community for reaching the top 200 for the first time.

“Our success is due to the dedication and hard work of many individuals across our university,” Professor Martin said.

“In our relatively brief history, we have achieved remarkable growth and continue to foster a culture of innovation, creativity, and excellence while staying true to our foundational principles of inclusion and educational access.

“As we prepare to celebrate our 50th birthday at the end of this year, it’s clear that Deakin’s strong connection to the community has been a cornerstone of our success.

“We believe in fostering meaningful partnerships that enhance the educational experience, drive innovative research outcomes and create a positive impact with a global reach. Our recent rankings also reflect Deakin’s ongoing efforts to promote environmental stewardship and social responsibility.”