Last week CQ University held a morning tea and was named among the best universities in the world, claiming a spot within the Top 500.
The list is compiled by Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the result has seen CQU dramatically improve from their 2015 ranking from the Top 600.
CQ University’s Interim Vice-Chancellor Professor Hilary Winchester said “This result is a fantastic achievement for the University and is a direct result of a strong focus on excellence, engagement and equity.”
“We are extremely pleased with our ranking in the World’s Top 500 Universities as this shows that our commitment to inclusivity and our collaboration with community and industry is paying off.”
There are more than 22,000 universities across the world, so a ranking within the Top 500 universities places CQU within the top two percent. This is also a great achievement for the region, with CQU being founded in Central Queensland and with a main campus right here in Gladstone.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings were founded in 2004 and provide a definitive list of the world’s best universities, evaluated across teaching, research, international outlook, reputation and more.