UOW has achieved its second consecutive jump in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), rising five places to 246 in the 2018 rankings.

It is UOW’s highest ever ranking and builds on the success of 2017, when UOW rose 81 places to be ranked 251st in the world.

The latest rankings make UOW the 12th highest ranked university in Australia.

The prestigious ARWU listing is a research-based ranking system, drawn from independently sourced data which is used to rank the world’s top 500 research universities annually.

Universities are ranked 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.

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