The University of Wollongong has achieved its highest ever Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) result.
UOW's third consecutive ARWU jump saw it rise 26 places to 220 in the 2019 rankings.
The latest rankings, released on Thursday night, make UOW the 10th highest ranked university in Australia, and third in the state.
The prestigious ARWU listing is a research-based ranking system, drawn from independently sourced data which is used to rank the world's top 1000 research universities annually.
Universities are ranked by several indicators, 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.
UOW excelled in the energy science and engineering discipline, ranking in the top 50 worldwide.
The university also improved its per capita academic performance and increased the number of Nature and Science publications indexed in major citation indices.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings said the results reflected the calibre of research talent at the university, and the focus on undertaking research with real-world impacts.
"This achievement, improving our standing in a globally recognised rankings system for the third year in a row, is a testament to the motivation and strength of our researchers," Professor Wellings said.
"The outstanding result demonstrates our ability to foster excellence and collaborate with industry and our academic peers.
"In particular, the rankings highlight the success of our world-leading scientific research. Our research is strongly aligned with our teaching program, ultimately benefiting our students, and the industries and communities they will go on to impact years into the future."