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Sun, 15 Aug 2021

JCU’s global ranking success

The Science Place, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas, Townsville
The Science Place, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas, Townsville

James Cook University has strengthened its standing as a world-class research university, with the authoritative Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranking JCU in the globe’s top 300 universities.

The 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has been released today by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy and ranks JCU in the top 201-300 group of universities.

ARWU compares more than 2000 universities across the world but only data for the top 1000 universities are published.

Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said the ranking confirms JCU’s status as a highly competitive, research-intensive university.

“We are a regional Australian university that’s being judged against the world’s largest, most successful players, and to be among the top 300 universities is a tremendous achievement.

“This ranking is a reflection of JCU’s extremely strong research performance in many areas, particularly marine science and terrestrial biology. It is a tremendous achievement for the University and great testament to the work of JCU’s researchers.

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

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

ARWU ranks universities by several indicators of academic or research performance, including alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, highly cited researchers, papers published in Nature and Science, papers indexed in major citation indices, and the per capita academic performance of an institution.

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