Bond named one of world’s best small universities by Times Higher Education

August 9, 2018

Bond University has strengthened its reputation as one of the best small universities in the world moving up to 17th in the annual Times Higher Education list just announced.

The only institution recognised in the Southern Hemisphere on the list, Bond University moved up three places from 20th in 2017 thanks to its an unparalleled reputation for delivering personalised learning, developing close relationships between students and their teachers, and creating an environment that fosters a strong sense of community.

The personalised teaching philosophy and outstanding student experience that the private, not-for-profit Gold Coast university offers translates to extraordinary student satisfaction ratings.

"It is pleasing to be globally recognised for the University's collective achievements. Moreover the news re-affirms our global standing and increasing reputation among the world's elite universities," said Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Tim Brailsford. 

"This particular ranking is noteworthy because it compares like with like. Bond retains a commitment to be distinctive and our small size is an advantage to our students as evidenced by our consistent superior rating of student satisfaction and quality student experience," he said.

"To make this Top 20 list in the world two years running is no mean feat. The result is evidence that we are on the right track in terms of our focus on students, the quality of teaching, and their outcomes."

USA’s California Institute of Technology again topped the list, with France’s École Polytechnique and Italy’s Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna round out the top three.

The United States of America had four Universities on the prestigious list, France (3) and Italy (2). Other countries to be represented include Luxemburg, South Korea, Sweden, Cyprus, Turkey, Iceland, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan and India.

To be eligible for the ranking, universities must appear in Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2018, teach more than four subjects, and have fewer than 5,000 students.