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ACU named one of world's top young universities

Posted by CathNews on 22 July 2019
ACU named one of world's top young universities

The rankings assess the quality of teaching (the learning environment); reseacrh (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer) at thousands of universities around the world. Young universities are categorised as those founded after 1969.

ACU was founded in 1991 through the amalgamation of four Catholic tertiary institutions in eastern Australia. Today it has 32,828 students across eight campuses and more than 100,000 alumni.

Acting Vice-Chancellor Stephen Weller said the ranking was a tribute to the skill of ACU teachers and researchers.

"Our University has grown substantially since our establishment in 1991. We have a strong presence with our campuses along the eastern seaboard as well as our international campus in Rome. This external recognition of our success is very pleasing," Dr Weller said.

Ranked 95, ACU is in the top 100 of young universities, moving up from the 100150 group last year.

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