The University of Wollongong has excelled again in the 2020 QS Top 50 Under 50 rankings, placing 16th in the world and second in Australia.
UOW held its rank from last year in the increasingly competitive annual rankings which is now in its eighth year ranking the best universities that are under 50-years-old.
The rankings are based on an institutional capacity in research, learning and teaching, with the four key indicators of academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty to student ratio, and citations per faculty.
UOW's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Jennifer Martin congratulated staff on the rankings, attributing successes to a significant increase in the quality of research as measured by citations.
"These strong results are the amalgamation of our individual efforts as academics and professional support staff across the university.
"They reflect our focus on delivering high quality research, achieving real-world impact and embracing equity and inclusion," Professor Martin said.
The latest success comes just a week after UOW jumped three places to 29th in the world in the 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.