The University of Technology Sydney has maintained its national leadership in the second of the two international rankings of "young" universities announced this year.
Following on from UTS's leap last month in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, which saw it rise to 176th globally, the university has been placed 8th in the world in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking announced today (13 July) and once again top ranked in Australia.
In April UTS was ranked 15th in the world and first in Australia in the 2017 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.
QS says Australia is now home to the largest number of leading universities under the age of 50.
The 2018 edition of the QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking, designed to highlight universities with the potential to challenge the global elite in future years, includes nine Australian universities among the 50 institution cohort.
All five of the Australian Technology Network (ATN) universities, with UTS at the head, have improved their overall position in the ranking, with QUT and RMIT University equal 18th in the world, and Curtin University and the University of South Australia ranked 22nd and 26th respectively.
QS says UTS joins a cohort of STEM-specialist universities in the top 10, including Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2nd) and KAIST- Korea Institute of Science and Technology (3rd).
"We are pleased to see another ranking underlining the strength of Australia’s young universities. We are particularly pleased to see the growth of UTS's international reputation affirming the directions we are taking as an institution," said UTS Provost and Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Parfitt. "It is a testament to the hard work and the accomplishments of our students, staff and alumni.
"This is a university committed to supporting the development of the future workforce with a contemporary approach to learning and a focus on research for impact. These objectives drive our agenda as a university and we will continue to strive for excellence in all we do to meet the diverse needs of the communities we serve," Professor Parfitt said.