The QS World University Rankings 2013/2014 released this morning show that ANU remains among the top 30 universities in the world, ranked 27th globally.
While rankings are imperfect measures and jump around year-to-year (we ranked 24th in 2012 and 26th in 2011), they do provide some comparison with our international peers.
In this latest ranking, we are placed alongside IARU partners University of California, Berkeley, the National University of Singapore and University of Tokyo, as well as the University of Hong Kong and Ecole normale supérieure, Paris.
This is an outcome of which we can all be proud, and a reflection of the commitment and quality of ANU staff and students.
We continue to invest in excellence and have major projects underway that aim to provide more efficient support to our research and education activities.
Over the past eighteen months, we have increased our academic workforce by four per cent – some 70 staff – which has reduced our staff / student ratio.
So while rankings are not an absolute measure, they do give us pause to stop and acknowledge what is great about ANU.