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International rankings rise continues

The University of Southern Queensland has been recognised as a global leader as it continues to climb international university rankings.

The University moved up more than 200 places to sit in the 410th position in the 2024 QS World University Rankings – the greatest jump of any university in Australia.

The University of Southern Queensland places in the top 2 per cent of all universities worldwide.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie said the outstanding result was built on a commitment to world-changing research and firmly placed the University on the global stage.

“The University of Southern Queensland is delivering world-class research, a broad education program, and meaningful engagement with communities, both domestically and internationally,” Professor Mackenzie said.

This result followed an equally exceptional outcome in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, where the University of Southern Queensland ranked in the top 301-350 band.

The 2023 Graduate Outcomes Survey showed University of Southern Queensland graduates have the second highest starting salary in the country and achieve an overall employment rate of more than 95 per cent – among the top three universities in Australia.

Professor Mackenzie said the graduate outcomes reflected the University’s commitment to developing industry-relevant programs and work-ready graduates.

“The flexibility of our offerings enables our students to gain important employment and industry experience as part of their studies, which gives them an advantage when it comes to post-graduation employment,” Professor Mackenzie said.

“We continue to build on our strengths as a leading Australian university in graduate outcomes by creating and sharing knowledge, transforming lives and solving the problems that matter to our world.”

University of Southern Queensland Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie with students (from left) Ushan Gunawardhana, Brydie McKee, Ujwal Jha and Ewa Jadwiszczak.