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Ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world

Examples of how to use this statement

"Charles Darwin University is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world."

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"Study with a university ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world."

Explanation

CDU is ranked 251/300 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE). There are 31 Australian universities included in THE and CDU is ranked equal 10th alongside eight other Australian universities ranked at 251/300; which puts CDU in the top 18 universities in Australia (out of a total of 40 Australian universities).

There are just over 23,000 higher education institutions (universities) in the world, which based on the THE ranking makes CDU in the top 2% of universities worldwide.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016 list the best global universities and are the only international university performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The top universities rankings employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

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This ranking is updated annually on September 30.

This statement and the explanation provided is based on the ranking released by the THE on September 30, 2015, and is valid for use until September 29, 2016.

Ranked 31st in the top 150 universities under 50 years of age in the world

Examples of how to use this statement

"Charles Darwin University is ranked 31st in the top 150 universities under 50 years of age in the world."

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"Study with a university that is ranked 31st in the top 150 universities under 50 years of age in the world."

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"Charles Darwin University is ranked 31st in the top 150 young universities in the world."

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"Study with a university ranked 31st in the top 150 young universities in the world."

Explanation

CDU is ranked 31st in the Times Higher Education Top 150 Under 50 Ranking (THE 150 under 50). There are 19 Australian universities in the THE 150 under 50 and CDU ranks 3rd among these 19 universities.

The Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings is a ranking of the top 150 universities under 50 years old. It celebrates young universities that have made a great impact on the global stage in years rather than centuries and showcases the future rising university stars.

The table uses the same 13 performance indicators as the flagship Times Higher Education World University Rankings - measuring institutions on their teaching, research, citations, international outlook and knowledge transfer - but the methodology has been recalibrated to give less weight to reputation.

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This ranking is updated annually on April 6.

This statement and the explanation provided is based on the ranking released by the THE on April 6, 2016, and is valid for use until April 5, 2017.

A Leader in Graduate Employment Outcomes

Examples of how to use this statement

“Charles Darwin University is a one of five leading Universities Australia wide in Graduate Employment Outcomes”

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“Charles Darwin University is one of 5 top Australian Universities for Graduate Employment Outcomes”

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“Charles Darwin University is one of the leading universities Australia wide for Graduate Employment Outcomes”

Explanation

Each year a national survey of university graduates is undertaken, exploring graduate outcomes and destinations. The Graduate Destination Survey (GDS) is collected from September in a given year to June the following year. These survey results are published on the Quality Indicators of Teaching and Learning (QILT) website, with two years of survey data aggregated in the display.

One of the key measures of graduate outcomes is the percentage of graduates who are in full-time employment within six months of graduating. Excluded from this measure are students who are not seeking full-time employment or students who are continuing study.

Each university receives a percentage score reflecting the percentage of survey respondents who said they were in full-time employment within six months of graduating. A confidence interval is then applied to this score depending on the representativeness of the sample collected in the survey. This means that if 100 per cent of graduates from that university in that year were surveyed and all responded the actual score would be somewhere in the range of the confidence interval. The confidence interval is shown in the light shading at the top of each bar in the graph below.

CDU is shown in the below graph in the pink column, compared with all 39 Australian Table A Providers. The range of CDU’s confidence interval is highlighted across the graph, showing institutions with a score in the same confidence interval as CDU. It is incorrect to say that CDU is better or worse than any institution in the confidence interval range; but we can say that CDU is in the same range as those institutions.

On this basis CDU is one of five Australian universities with the top graduate employment outcomes.

Graph explaining CDU's position regarding graduate outcomes

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The QILT Website is updated to reflect new survey results annually in early May each year.

This statement and the explanation as printed is based on the information published on the QILT website on May 9, 2016 and is valid for use until April 31, 2017.

For updated outcomes relating to this statement or for further information please contact submissions@cdu.edu.au.

A Rising Star in the ‘Class of 2030’

Examples of how to use this statement

"CDU is identified by Times Higher Education as one of an elite global group of ‘rising stars’ -  a new generation of challenger universities quickly rising in world rankings."

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“Charles Darwin University is one of 20 universities worldwide and one of only 3 universities in Australia identified by Times Higher Education as a 'rising star'."

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"CDU is one of three Australian universities identified by Times Higher Education as a ‘rising star’; a new generation of challenger universities quickly rising in world rankings."

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"CDU is the highest ranked university among the Times Higher Education’s new generation of ‘rising stars’."

Explanation

CDU has been named by Times Higher Education in an elite group of 20 universities worldwide (and one of only 3 Australian universities) that have been labelled as ‘rising stars’.

This comes based on a study from higher education consulting firm Firetail, who identified the “Class of 2030” – a new generation of “challenger” universities that are quickly rising in the world rankings and have the opportunity to become globally renowned in the next 10 - 20 years.

Read Which universities could challenge the elite by 2030?

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This study was published by Times Higher Education on August 11, 2016. This statement and the explanation as printed is valid for use until August 11, 2017.

Further information

For updated outcomes relating to these statements or for further information please contact submissions@cdu.edu.au.

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Traditional owners acknowledgment

This is our official Traditional owners acknowledgment statement:

Charles Darwin University acknowledges and pays respect to Elders both past and present of the Larrakia people where the main Darwin campus is located, along with our campuses on lands of the Arrernte of Alice Springs, the Jawoyn, Wardaman and Dagomon of Katherine, the Waramungu of Tennant Creek, and our interstate campuses on lands of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation of Sydney and the Kulin Nation of Melbourne.

CDU also acknowledges its footprint is on the lands of many nations of Aboriginal custodians including the Kungarany people of Batchelor and Adelaide River, Yolngu of northeast Arnhemland, and the Tiwi people.

Where brevity is required this statement can be used:

Charles Darwin University acknowledges the traditional custodians across the lands on which we live and work and we pay our respects to Elders both past and present.

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