Australian National University ranks 27th in world


CANBERRA, Sept. 10 — The Australian National University (ANU) is ranked 27th in the world globally, and No. 1 in Australia, the university quoted Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2013/2014 which was released Tuesday morning as saying.
ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Young, is happy to see the university remains amongst the top 30 universities around the world.
“While rankings are imperfect measures and jump around year-to- year, we ranked 24th in 2012 and 26th in 2011, they do provide some comparison with our international peers,” he said.
In this latest ranking, ANU is placed alongside partners in the International Alliance of Research Universities, The University of California, Berkeley, The National University of Singapore and University of Tokyo as well as the University of Hong Kong and Ecole normale suprieure, Paris.
To be placed among such peers is an honor, says Professor Young.
Over the past 18 months, ANU has increased its academic workforce by four percent, or some 70 staff, which has further reduced staff/student ratio in favor of student learning.
Founded in 1946, ANU’s first mandate was to undertake ” postgraduate research and study both generally and in relation to subjects of national importance”. The university has been offering undergraduate education since 1960.
The university is regarded as a stronghold in researches, winning four Nobel Prizes by five scientists and scholars in medicine, economics and physics.[db:内容2]