27 June 2019

The Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) continues as the world’s leading network of young universities. All four ATN universities are ranked in the top 100 universities in the Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2019.

The University of Technology Sydney remains as Australia’s highest ranked university and ranks at 13 in the world, a rise of 3 places. The University of South Australia remained at 26, Curtin University has risen 13 places to 55, and RMIT University rose to be ranked 98.

The ATN continues to lead among the world’s young, agile and forward-thinking universities, championing innovative teaching and research to deliver work-ready graduates.

ATN Executive Director Luke Sheehy says, “The strong results of the ATN universities is a testament to the high-quality work undertaken by ATN researchers and teachers”.

“A core part of the ATN is supporting collaboration with industry through real world, high impact applied research. This is illustrated by the fact that nearly two thirds of ATN research has been funded by industry and end-users since 2010.

“ATN continues to drive innovation in Australia’s global higher education sector, underpinned by our strong commitment to access and equity”, said Mr Sheehy.

ATN Universities are responsible for teaching 17 per cent of Australia’s international students, and 15 per cent of all Australia’s graduates.