University of Wollongong researchers have played an integral role in the university's success in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings.
UOW improved its rank and score in THE rankings, rising five positions from 243 in 2019 to 238 in 2020.
THE rankings measures universities on their teaching, research income and reputation, citations, international outlook, and knowledge transfer to industry.
In a year, UOW's overall score lifted from 50 to 50.5, following a better performance in research, industry income and international outlook indicators.
UOW researchers were integral to the success, as the research indicator has the greatest bearing on a university's overall score.
UOW Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Jenny Martin said UOW had increased its standing thanks to the hard work of academics and staff.
"We're proud to see the University of Wollongong again climb in international rankings," Professor Martin said.
"These results are the fruits of the continuing commitment of UOW staff, and I want to acknowledge their hard work.
"Our researchers continue to lead the way in producing quality, impactful research that leads to positive economic and social outcomes.
"The high quality research taking place, both independently and in collaboration with partner institutions around the world, is strengthening our academic reputation."
UOW's good showing comes in a competitive national environment.
Nearly two thirds of Australian universities rose in the 2020 THE World University rankings.
As the Australian university sector improved markedly, UOW moved from equal 11th to equal 12th in Australia.