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University of Southern Queensland rises to 396th in global university rankings

Guy Hazlewood    June 5, 2024    2 min read   

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has achieved a significant milestone by securing the 396th position in the 2025 QS World University Rankings.

This marks an impressive rise of 14 places from its previous standing, reflecting the university’s continuous commitment to excellence in education and research.

The latest QS World University Rankings evaluated over 5000 institutions worldwide, with the top 1503 universities published across 106 locations.

USQ’s climb into the top 400 is a testament to its outstanding research achievements and enhanced international profile.

A key factor behind this improvement is USQ’s remarkable performance in research citations, where it advanced more than 60 places to be ranked among the world’s top 150 universities.

This leap underscores the university’s growing impact on global research and its dedication to producing influential and high-quality original research.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie highlighted the significance of this achievement, attributing it to the university’s ongoing efforts to address global challenges through innovative research and comprehensive education programs.

“We are proud to receive this recognition while meeting the needs of our communities,” Professor Mackenzie said.

“From innovations in health, agriculture, and regional development to breakthrough space and defence research of national significance, the University of Southern Queensland is a research and educational leader.”

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Professor John Bell echoed these sentiments, emphasising the importance of the university’s research contributions.

“Our significant rise in the rankings, particularly in research citations, showcases the outstanding research being conducted at the University of Southern Queensland,” Professor Bell stated.

“The result is a clear demonstration of our researchers’ dedication to advancing knowledge and making meaningful contributions to society.”

The 2025 edition of the QS World University Rankings introduces a new methodology that prioritizes student-relevant issues such as sustainability and employability, reflecting the evolving landscape of higher education.

This change has further highlighted USQ’s strengths and its commitment to providing quality education that meets contemporary needs.

Adding to its recent accolades, the University of Southern Queensland was also recognised for having the highest undergraduate full-time median annual salary in Australia, according to the 2023 Graduate Outcomes Survey published last week.

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