After last year entering the top 200 universities globally for the first time, UTS has continued its rise in the QS World University Rankings, leaping 17 places in the latest assessment.
In the 2018 QS World University Rankings announced today (8 June) UTS has moved from 193 in the world to 176 and is placed 9th in Australia.
Since 2014 UTS has moved up 96 places in the QS world rankings, which this year are based on an analysis of more than 75 million citations from more than 12 million papers and 115,000 survey responses from employers and academics.
QS says UTS has performed among the top 18 per cent of universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings. Considering there are about 26,000 universities globally, QS says this puts UTS among the top 1.0 per cent universities in the world.
On the employer reputation indicator UTS was ranked even higher than its overall position – 73 globally.
"While we have been consistently recognised as Australia's top young university, it is encouraging to see that we are also continuing to move up in the rankings that compare us against some of the oldest institutions in the world," said UTS Vice-Chancellor Professor Attila Brungs.
"Last year, we were the first non-group of eight university to crack the worldwide top 200 in a long time, but we weren't content with that and this year we have moved up a further 17 places.
"That is no small feat – once you are in the top 200 moving up just one place takes a lot of effort. This improvement is incredible and reflects a whole of university effort and a sustained focus on our innovative approach to teaching and learning, and on research excellence and impact."
The latest QS result follows the reaffirmation of UTS as the top young university in Australia in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings released in April.