RMIT bolsters position as a leading global university

October 01, 2023 - 10:06
RMIT has moved into the 251-300 band in the 2024 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, an improvement from its position in the 301-350 band in the last edition.
RMIT has bolstered its position as a leading global university.

RMIT also strengthened its position in Australia, ranking 16th out of 37 institutions, a rise of seven places.

RMIT's rise in THE rankings is largely due to the continued strengthening of its reputation for excellence in research and for the quality of teaching. 

THE’s ranking is one of the most diverse ranking schemes, measuring the performance of 1,904 universities across 108 countries and regions globally. 

It ranks institutions against five key measures (and a total of 18 indicators), with RMIT making strong gains in its global performance across four of these indicators this year:

 - Teaching: the learning environment (up 102 places) 

 - Research environment (up 36 places)

 - Citations (up 207 places)

 - Industry (up 104 places).

Key to RMIT's improved result is a rise in reputation for teaching and research quality, as well as improvements in research strength, excellence, influence and income.

RMIT ranks 251st in the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Alec Cameron said the University's rise in the Industry score was largely driven by a new measure on patents, demonstrating the excellence and innovation of the university's research.

“This is a wonderful outcome for RMIT, demonstrating how we’re continuing to enhance our reputation for quality and excellence in teaching and research among the global community, and clearly living up to our purpose as a university of impact," Professor Cameron said. "My thanks to our talented people who have contributed to this result.”

RMIT continues to see strong results across the main rankings schemas including THE Impact Rankings, QS World University Rankings and CWTS Leiden Rankings. 

 - THE Impact Rankings: First for addressing inequalities, equal first for supporting decent work and economic growth, equal second for partnering to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, seventh overall.

 - QS World University Rankings: 140th overall (up 50 places)

 - CWTS Leiden Rankings: 87th (up 41 places)

Read more about RMIT’s global rankings.