Despite being significantly affected by the health crisis, the University of Wollongong has been recognised as one of the worlds best.
The institution has risen in both major world rankings comparing universities that are less than 50 years old.
UOW has climbed two spots to number 14 on the QS World Uni Rankings putting it at number two in Australia while it has been ranked 26th on the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.
UOW Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings said the result confirmed the University’s place as a leading, research-intensive institution.
"These rankings are strong indications of the academic and research excellence at UOW, both independently and in collaboration with partner institutions around the world, and how our capabilities are benefitting the world.
"Our efforts to make a positive impact will continue to grow as the Institution ages, but UOW will always be young at heart and visionary in nature," Professor Wellings said.
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