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Thu, 15 Aug 2019

JCU’s world-class ranking result

exterior of JCU's The Science Place building, Douglas campus, Townsville
JCU's The Science Place building, Douglas campus, Townsville

James Cook University’s research excellence has once more been recognised, with an authoritative global ranking listing the University in the top 300 of the world’s universities.

The 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has been released today by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy and ranks JCU in the top 201-300 group of universities.

ARWU compares more than 1800 universities across the world but only the best 1000 are published.

Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said it’s extremely pleasing to see JCU once more recognised for its research.

“This ranking reflects the very high standard of research undertaken by the University and bolsters our standing as a world-class research university.

“JCU delivers ground-breaking, internationally recognised research, and this ranking confirms that we perform very strongly when compared to the world’s largest, most successful universities.”

“This is a tremendous achievement for the University and great testament to the terrific work of JCU’s researchers,” Professor Harding said.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities is considered one of the most prestigious and authoritative global university rankings.

ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Clarivate Analytics, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance of a university.

More information about the ARWU ranking can be found at www.shanghairanking.com/


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