Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott today congratulated the University of Western Sydney (UWS) for its first ever appearance in The Times Higher Education Rankings.
Mr Elliott, the first graduate of the University of Western Sydney to enter Parliament as a Liberal MP, said the inclusion of UWS was due recognition of the work UWS has performed in tertiary education.
“UWS is a leader in the pioneering world of education,” Mr Elliott said.
“UWS is an institution which lives out the ethos of its communities, with hard work, dedication and innovation and a refusal to conform to stereotypes in the educational world.
“UWS has finally been recognised for its success in research and teaching and it is only appropriate, as UWS marks 25 years in Sydney’s west, that our community’s University is recognised at long last.”
UWS placed 87th in the world on the 2014 Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 list, which ranks modern universities from around the globe and assesses them on performance indicators such as research, teaching excellence, international outlook, connections with industry, and innovation.