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South Australian universities among most international in world

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TWO universities in South Australia have placed in the top 100 of the Times Higher Education rankings of the most international universities of the world.

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Both the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide were listed as “outward-looking institutions” in the prestigious list.

The list of 200 international universities is an offshoot of the anticipated annual rankings. 

According to the Times the list was compiled by looking at the “international outlook indicator” – one component of the full list ­– of all 800 universities included in their annual ranking.

The international outlook indicator considers each institution’s proportion of international staff, proportion of international students and proportion of research papers published with at least one co-author from another country.

The University of South Australia ranked 57 on the list of 200 international universities, with the University of Adelaide coming in at 79.

The University of Adelaide hosts around 7000 students (or 30%) from overseas with the overall staff and student community representing over 90 countries.

“This is a great outcome for us and comes after over a decade of working hard on our internationalisation,” said Professor Pascale Quester, Acting Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Adelaide.

“An institution’s global outlook is one of the key markers of a prestigious university. The top institutions hire faculty from all over the world, attract students from a global market of top talent and collaborate with leading departments wherever they happen to be based.”

Phil Baty, Editor, THE Rankings, said: “It is great news for all the institutions in the list of the most international universities in the world. It is a sign of great potential, competitiveness and dynamism.”

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