University of Queensland receives rating boost

People looking to compare student banking options have learned that four Australian universities are among the top 100 in the world.

The University of Queensland (UQ) was one of the biggest movers in the 2011 Academic Rankings of World Universities, which were revealed today (August 15th).

It moved from between 101st and 150th globally to 86th, much to the delight of vice-chancellor professor Paul Greenfield.

"Research excellence is increasingly a hallmark of global leadership and this ranking will be regarded by many as a stamp of UQ's distinction in a very competitive world industry," he remarked.

The university is now rated as the third best in Australia, behind the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University, while fourth-placed University of Sydney is also among the 100 best facilities in the world.

According to chief executive of bridging courses for international students Navitas Rod Jones, the demand for student finance is likely to grow, as the clamour for university places is increasing, the Australian reports.

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