14:06 | 20/09/2016 Society
(VEN) - The quality of RMIT’s research and education has been recognized, with the University rising in two major global ranking systems. RMIT is ranked for the first time in the prestigious top 500 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities. RMIT has jumped 21 places to 252nd in the world in the 2016 QS World University Rankings. That’s an overall improvement of 52 places since 2014.
In Australia, RMIT has risen to 13th ranked university overall and 10th for academic reputation. RMIT is also ranked eighth in Australia for employer reputation. Vice-Chancellor and President, Martin Bean CBE, said: “Congratulations to our amazing academic staff. This improvement reflects first and foremost your efforts in applied research. The QS rankings also capture a range of other RMIT strengths. They include our reputation with employers and our integration with the world through the persity of our students and our academic staff.”
Martin said research at RMIT aimed to solve critical global problems and to deliver significant economic, social and environmental impact. “Our focus on technology, design and enterprise reflects our cumulative experience in fields and methods through which people learn how to shape their environment for the better and to create new solutions for shared problems.”
RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald said: “These rankings also reflect the quality of RMIT Vietnam, especially as we expand our academic programs to include a PhD program.”/.