x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

University of Wollongong ranked in world top 25

The QS World University Rankings rated the University of Wollongong the 24th best institution less than 50 years old. The university was established in 1975 and its Dubai branch in 1993.

DUBAI // An Australian university with a branch in Dubai has been ranked in the world's top 25 young universities.

The QS World University Rankings rated the University of Wollongong the 24th best institution less than 50 years old. The university was established in 1975 and its Dubai branch in 1993.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology came first, followed by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and University of Warwick in the UK.

"This is an important indicator that the University of Wollongong is moving in the right direction," said vice chancellor, Prof Paul Wellings. "We've been judged to be performing very well in the face of strong global competition from new universities, particularly in China, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore.

University of Wollongong Dubai said the "ranking is also a testament to the quality of education offered by the University of Wollongong in Dubai, which bases its degree programmes on the equivalent Australian curriculum".

Programmes in Dubai reflect the academic standards of the main branch, management said.

The QS rankings were conceived to give "a multifaceted view of the relative strengths of the world's leading universities", considering more than 2,000 and ranking more than 700.

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