The latest Times Higher Education rankings of world universities has placed six of ANZSOG’s Australian partner universities in the world’s 100 best.
Australia is well represented in the rankings, which judge universities on their teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
ANZSOG Dean and CEO Ken Smith said that ANZSOG’s emphasis on quality teaching was boosted by its partnerships with some of the world’s best universities.
“ANZSOG’s students get access to some of the best academics in the field and it is that quality of teaching that sets our courses apart,” Professor Smith said.
“Our students can learn from the best, not just from Australia but from universities across the world.”
The annual rankings for 2017 had the University of Melbourne as the top-ranked Australian university with an overall rank of 32, followed by the Australian National University at 48.
Other ANZSOG partner universities – University of Sydney (61), University of Queensland (65), Monash University (80) and University of NSW (85) – have kept their places in the top 100. The University of Auckland was New Zealand’s highest ranked institution at 192.
The report also noted the rise of Chinese universities in recent years and editorial director Phil Baty warned that Australia needed to do more to match the quality of its rival universities in order to avoid sliding down the rankings in future years.
Professor Smith said that ANZSOG was building on its already significant links with China.
“Our China Advanced Leadership Program, now in its 7th year, is a unique collaboration which sees future Chinese public sector leaders visit Australia, and Australian and New Zealand leaders visit China.”