As of 2020:
- QUT was named Australia’s best university 50 years or younger in the Times Higher Education University Rankings, coming in at 14th internationally, up from 24 in 2019.
- The QS 2021 World University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 now has QUT ranked 16, up from 19 last year.
- The 2021 QS World University Rankings, QUT sits in the top 19 per cent of institutions globally.
- QUT has also been named one of Australia’s most innovative universities in the Educator Higher Education’s inaugural list for demonstrating innovation and creativity.