Our success in real-world learning and high-impact research has been acknowledged through globally recognised awards and rankings.

International rankings

We were ranked in the top 300 universities globally by the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Jiao Tong).

We rose to a world position of 247 in the 2015-2016 QS World University Rankings. We also reached the top 100 for some of our study areas, including: communciation and media studies; nursing; law and legal studies; architecture; art and design; performing arts; civil and structural engineering; education; sports-related subjects; and social sciences.

In the UK-based Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2016-2017 we were placed in the 201-250 bracket.

Holding international triple crown accreditation places our QUT Business School in the top 1% of business schools worldwide.

Queensland's top university under 50 years old

The Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 is a ranking of the top 150 universities under 50 years old, showcasing young universities that have achieved great successes in research and teaching. In 2016, we were ranked as Queensland's top university under 50.

Excellence in learning and teaching

Many of the people who teach at QUT earn national recognition for their efforts. In 2015, we received five prestigious Australian Awards for University Teaching citations.

Our Science and Engineering Centre, which is home to The Cube, was honoured for its innovation in the inaugural Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards.

Excellence in research

ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) evaluates the quality of research undertaken in Australian universities against national and international benchmarks. In the most recent 2015 ERA rankings, 100% of our research was rated at world standard or above (scores between 3 and 5).