World rankings boost for Macquarie University, Sydney – Australia

Released today, the 2024 rankings place Macquarie University at No. 10 in Australia, a rise of four places on last year’s outcome. The University’s results can be credited to improvements across a range of quality metrics, including citations per faculty, and to changes in the ranking methodology.

Three new performance indicators were introduced for this edition, while the weighting of other indicators has shifted. These changes reflect the evolving priorities of the higher education sector and its students. Macquarie University finished in the Australian top 10 for each of the three new indicators: – Sustainability (ninth), Employment Outcomes (eighth), and International Research Network (eighth). “Macquarie University’s improved standing is a reflection of its unyielding commitment to student success, influential research, and global sustainability impact,” Vice-Chancellor Professor S Bruce Dowton says.

“The QS rankings’ new indicators strongly align with the Macquarie University ethos, so it is particularly pleasing to see the University fare well in these areas.” Launched in 2004, the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings assess institutions based on research, teaching, reputation, employability and international outlook. The 2024 edition evaluated 2963 institutions globally, publishing the top 1500. Macquarie University’s result marks its second consecutive year in the top 200 universities worldwide and extends an upward trend – the University has gained 107 places in the past five years. The 65-place jump is also the University’s biggest year-on-year rise. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Rorden Wilkinson says the QS recognition is a nod to the University’s success producing in-demand graduates. “Part of the Macquarie advantage is the way our graduates are primed to realise fulfilling and successful careers,” he says. “A Macquarie graduate is highly sought after and well equipped for the jobs of today and the future.”

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