Making the grade: Edith Cowan University top 5% worldwide

ECU Joondalup campus.
ECU Joondalup campus.

EDITH Cowan University has been recognised in the top 5 per cent of universities worldwide.

For the first time, it has been named in the Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings.

The university is rated in the 501-600 band in this year’s rankings, which were announced last Thursday. Previously, it had been ranked higher than 600, meaning it was not named or ranked.

“ECU is continuing to develop rapidly to ensure we can take advantage of new opportunities in teaching excellence and research capacity,” ECU vice-chancellor Steve Chapman said.

“It’s great that this approach has been recognised in the latest THE world university rankings.”

“It’s also very pleasing to see that ECU scored highly for our international outlook in the areas of co-authorship, international staff and international students.”

World university ranking editor Phil Baty congratulated ECU on the “outstanding achievement”.

“The THE university rankings, now in their 12th year, apply rigorous standards, using tough global benchmarks across all of a global research university’s key missions,” he said.