Southern Cross University ranked in Asia-Pacific’s top 100 universities

Published 5 July 2017
Times Higher Education 2017 Asia Pacific Ranking

Southern Cross University’s endeavours in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region are making an impact, with the University coming in at 92 in the Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings.

The inaugural 2017 Asia-Pacific University Rankings, released today by the Times Higher Education, ranked 243 universities in the region based on criteria including research, citations and teaching.

Southern Cross University has transnational education (TNE) projects in China, Papua New Guinea and Singapore, and research collaborations in several other Asia-Pacific countries, including Vietnam.

Professor Geraldine Mackenzie, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), said the ranking of 92 was recognition of the many significant and important research projects that the University undertook in the Asia-Pacific region.

“Examples of our research includes the delivery of improved methods for the sea cucumber industry across the Pacific Island nations, creation of new opportunities for honey production in Indonesia and Timor Leste, and sustainable forestry industries in Vanuatu.”

Mr Chris Patton, Vice President (Global), said the Asia-Pacific was one of the largest regions of international influence for Southern Cross University.

“We are 23 years old, one of the youngest universities in Australia, yet we have one of the most significant international footprints in the Asia-Pacific region. This ranking is a reflection of the breadth of what we do there as a University.

“We will continue to undertake new projects, new research collaborations and new opportunities to create positive graduate outcomes in this region for both our domestic and international alumni.”

Earlier this year Southern Cross was named among the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.

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