CQUniversity recognised for unwavering student support and commitment to sustainability

22 April 2021

CQUniversity students were among the most satisfied in the country last year' with new national survey data revealing the University's top three status among all public universities.

In a national survey of 41 universities' CQUniversity ranked fifth overall in the 2020 Student Experience Survey (SES)' or third if not accounting for smaller private institutions.

Notably' CQUniversity also ranked fifth for teaching quality (up 23 spaces compared to 2019) and fifth for student support (up 13 places year-on-year)' in a year when most learning and teaching activities took place online' due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor and President' Professor Nick Klomp' said the results were testament to the University's smooth transition to online learning at the outset of the pandemic.

"CQUniversity has long been a national leader in online and distance education' and this allowed us to smoothly pivot to full-online delivery in the early days of COVID-19' when national restrictions were implemented'" Professor Klomp said.

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In other news' A strong focus on sustainability has seen CQUniversity recognised in the top 20 per cent of universities' globally' in the third edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings.

CQUniversity maintained its inaugural ranking of 101-200' despite an increase in the number of officially ranked universities - a true testament to its sustainable global impact agenda.

The rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor and President' Professor Nick Klomp said the results were an endorsement of the institution's continued commitment to' and investment in' creating a better world by 2030.

"Our improved performance in SDG 17 demonstrates our increased ability' as Australia's most engaged University' to support the development of global sustainability through meaningful partnerships'" Professor Klomp said.

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