Western Sydney University named one of the world’s best young universities

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Western Sydney University continues to be ranked as one of the best universities in the world under the age of 50, with the release of the influential Times Higher Education '150 Under 50' rankings for 2016.

For the third consecutive year, Western Sydney University has placed in the top 100 of the world's best young universities, coming in at 86th position.

The Times Higher Education '150 Under 50' list ranks modern universities from around the globe, assessing them on performance indicators such as research, teaching excellence, innovation, and international outlook.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover says the ranking is significant given the increasingly competitive higher education environment both within Australia and internationally.

"It is particularly pleasing that the University remains in the top 100 and is being recognised globally for its teaching, connections with industry and research strengths," says Professor Glover. 

"At 27 years of age, Western Sydney University is proud to be a truly international university and to hold its own against many other up-and-coming higher education institutions around the globe. 

"I congratulate the University community on this excellent result."

Read more about the 150 best young universities in the world for 2016 online (opens in a new window).

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7 April 2016

Amanda Whibley, Media and PR Manager