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Wed, 2 Sep 2020

JCU’s top 250 ranking

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JCU has been ranked in the top 250 of the world's universities

James Cook University’s teaching and research excellence has been recognised with JCU ranked in the top 250 of the world’s universities.

The authoritative Times Higher Education World University Rankings has ranked JCU 201-250 out of more than 1500 institutions worldwide.

It’s the fourth year in a row JCU has achieved the accolade.

In Australia, JCU is ranked 13th of the 37 universities selected for this year’s ranking.

Within its overall ranking, JCU has been rated particularly strongly in terms of the global impact of its research. The University is now ranked 91st in the world for “citations”, reflecting its research influence and role in spreading new knowledge and ideas.

Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said the ranking confirms JCU is a highly competitive, research-intensive university and is testament to the academics and professional and technical staff whose hard work lies behind this ranking.

“JCU delivers ground-breaking, internationally recognised research and high-quality education programs that make a difference to people here in the Tropics, and beyond.

“The University continues to perform very strongly when compared to the world’s largest, most successful universities.

“Across a broad range of disciplines, the rankings reflect the very high standard of research undertaken by the University,” Prof. Harding said.

The World University Rankings compare 1,527 research-intensive institutions worldwide, ranking their performance in five key areas of higher education excellence: teaching, research, citations, industry income, and international outlook.