Macquarie University has been ranked the ninth most international university in the world by Times Higher Education, joining highly esteemed universities in Switzerland, Singapore and the UK in the top 10.
Macquarie was given an international outlook score of 91.1, compared with 98.2 for the top-ranked university École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland.
“Most major research universities view their international standing as a vital part of their strategic plans,” Times Higher Education says.
“With powerful global networks universities can find the best academic talent, attract the brightest students and produce collaborative, innovative research that exploits the resources of multiple institutions and tackles matters of global concern.”
Macquarie’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International, Professor Jim Lee, says the University has an enviable international reputation.
“We welcome thousands of international students from over 100 countries to our campus each year, we internationalise our curriculum, our exchange program is among the most extensive in Australia, and our extracurricular leadership programs integrate international experiences,” Professor Lee says.
“This international focus enriches the educational, social and cultural experiences of all of our students and enhances their intercultural competence.”
Times Higher Education compiled a list of the top 25 most international universities using the “international outlook” indicator from its World University Rankings. The indicator examines a university’s international student numbers, percentage of international staff and proportion of its research papers published with a co-author from at least one other country.
Other respected Australian universities in the top 25 are the Australian National University, the University of Western Australia and the University of Technology, Sydney.
Read the media release at the Macquarie Newsroom.