UNSW has been ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities in the 2013 Times Higher Education global reputation rankings.

This is the first year UNSW has featured in the index, ranking in the 81-90 band.

The rankings measure academic prestige, based on the results of a survey of close to 17,000 experienced academics from around the world. They were asked to name a small number of the "best" institutions in their field for both teaching and research.

Six Australian universities made the list, positioning Australia as one of the highest-ranked countries in the world, along with the US, UK, Germany, Japan and The Netherlands.

UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer said the University was proud of its achievements.

''The increasing quality of students applying here, our high-achieving staff, the significant increase in research funding won in competitive grants, and the rejuvenation of the campus have all contributed,'' he said.

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