The University of Wollongong has improved in the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) global 2,000 list but remains outside the top 10 tertiary education institutions in the Australia.
The CWUR, published this week, is considered the largest global academic ranking of universities. Annually, the CWUR evaluates and compares 20,531 schools based on results in the fields of education, employability, faculty, and research.
The UOW international ranking has steadily increased since 2016, progressing from 455th place to 380th this year. The university’s 2023 result showed a jump of 16 spots within the past year, having been placed in spot 396 in the 2021-2022 period.
However, despite an improved global ranking and a slight improvement of their score from 75.3 percent to 75.7 per cent, UOW’s national ranking dropped from 14 last year to 15 this year.
University of Wollongong student, Georgie Kuerschner said the this result would be increased if the CWUR took into account the perspectives of university students and more factors should be taken into consideration when deciding the rankings.
“They should consider not only the outcome of our study and the career our university degree gives up, but also look at the process and student experience when getting our degree,” Ms Kuerschner said.
“Access to support services, campus culture, and student wellbeing could be considered when determining these rankings.”
Australia has 39 universities in the global top 2000. The University of Melbourne is ranked first in Australia, with the University of Wollongong (UOW) ranked 15th.
UOW National Ranking Comparison by UOWTV
The Melbourne University has an education rank of 142, an employability rank of 411, and a research rank of 33, resulting in an overall score of 84.2 per cent.
In comparison, UOW has a national rank of 15, with an employability rank of 704, a research rank of 353, and the education and faculty ranks unavailable at the time of publication (17 May 2023), bringing the overall score to 75.7 per cent.
Between the University of Melbourne and the University of Wollongong, there is a deficit of 8.5 per cent.
National University Ranking’s by UOWTV
Feature image: Pexels, https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-checking-test-papers-6684372/