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Introduction

Australian university rankings cover a range of ranking systems including QS Top Universities, Times, ARWU, and US News, along with local research ERA and 5 Star rankings. Best universities in these rankings include the Universities of Melbourne, Sydney, and Queensland along with ANU, Monash, and UNSW. Australian universities also perform well in specialised rankings including the Global Science Index, Under 50 Years Old, and Times Reputation and Subject Rankings.

Main Rankings Overview Table

Click on the column headers for detailed information about the Australian universities within each ranking system.

Click on the university names for individual Australian university rankings pages.

TIMES 2018 Rankings: latest TIMES Australian world rankings 2018 can be seen at the main TIMES Australian Rankings Table

Main Australian Rankings Table
Uni ERA QS TIMES ARWU US News
4 logoUniMelb1=41323926
11 logoSydney250618334=
14 logoANU3=20489769=
7 logoUQ3==47655545
3 logoUNSW44585101+69=
1 logoMonash560807868
8 logoUWA6=931119188=
12 logoAdelaide7=109134101+122
24 logoMacquarie8=240251+151+234=
93 logoWoll'gong9232251+201+290=
28 logoSCU10801+401+894=
10 logoUniTAS11313301+201+316=
27 logoQUT12=247201+201+274=
92 logoUTS13=176201+301+260=
9 logoNewcastle13==224251+301+290=
110 logoUniSA14=279201+501+400=
29 logoSwinburne15421+401+301+422=
22 logoGriffith16==325251+301+265=
2 logoRMIT16==247401+401+426=
19 logoDeakin17=293301+201+267=
23 logoJCU18=367201+301+253=
94 logoUWS19551+401+301+363=
5 logoLa Trobe20360351+301+471=
16 logoCQU21601+501+
26 logoCDU22651+301+768=
25 logoMurdoch23501+401+701+607=
15 logoBond24=431+501+
117 logoUSC24=801+501+
17 logoCSU25801+867
18 logoCurtin26262351+151+264
115 logoUNE27801+701+686=
21 logoFlinders28551+301+401+422=
112 logoUSQ29=751+601+
107 logoVicUni29=701+301+643=
31 logoCanberra29=551+351+601+813=
20 logoECU29=751+501+689=
13 logoACU29=801+501+832=
116 logoNotre Dame29=
30 logoFedUni29=

Source: University Rankings (opens in new window)



2017 QS World University Australian Rankings

Key Features:

  • Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, only institute in world's top 20
  • Sydney University slips four rankings to 50th
  • Seven Australian universities make it into the top 100

Aus
Rank
UniversityWorld Rank
2017
World Rank
2016
World Rank
2015
1 Australian National University 20 22 19
2 University of Melbourne =41 42 42
3 University of New South Wales 45 49 46
4 University of Queensland =47 51 46
5 University of Sydney 50 46 45
6 Monash University 60 65 67
7 University of Western Australia =93 102 98
8 University of Adelaide =109 125 113
9 University of Technology Sydney 176 193 218
10 University of Newcastle =224 245 256
11 University of Wollongong 232 218 243
12 Macquarie University =240 247 229
=13 Queensland University of Technology =247 276 263
=13 RMIT University =247 252 273
15 Curtin University 262 306 284
16 University of South Australia =279 288 288
17 Deakin University =293 355 324
18 University of Tasmania 313 370 379
19 Griffith University =325 336 329
20 La Trobe University 360 386 394
21 James Cook University =367 340 387
22 Swinburne University of Technology 421-430 441-450 501-550
23 Bond University 431-440 461-470 501-550
24 Murdoch University 501-550 501-550 551-600
=25 Flinders University 551-600 551-600 501-550
=25 University of Canberra 551-600 551-600 551-600
=25 Western Sydney University 551-600 551-600 651-700
28 CQUniversity 601-650 601-650
29 Charles Darwin University 651-700 551-600 551-600
30 Victoria University 701-750 651-700 601-650
=31 Edith Cowan University 751-800 701+ 701+
=31 University of Southern Queensland 751-800 701+ 701+
=33 Australian Catholic University 801-1000 701+
=33 Charles Sturt University 801-1000 701+ 701+
=33 Southern Cross University 801-1000
=33 University of New England 801-1000 701+ 651-700
=33 University of the Sunshine Coast 801-1000

*Institutions within the same rank range are listed alphabetically

THE Times Higher Education Australian World University Rankings 2018

TIMES university rankings for 2018 is has no great surprises for Australia although the top universities all fell between one and seven spots with the exception of the top ranking University of Melbourne which climbed one spot.

NOTE: The TIMES has changed the year it applies to its rankings table so there is no TIMES rankings for 2017 instead there is a jump from 2016 to the latest TIMES university rankings 2018.

Key Features:

  • University of Melbourne remains Australia's top ranked university climbing one spot to be 32 in the world rankings
  • Australian National University drops one spot to 48 but remains in the top 50 which it returned to last year
  • Australia has 24 universities in the top 400
  • Australia has a total of 35 universities in the overall rankings

Aus
Rank
UniversityWorld Rank
2018
(World Rank
2016)
(World Rank
2015)
1 University of Melbourne 32 =33 33
2 Australian National University 48 47 52
3 University of Sydney 61 =60 56=
4 University of Queensland 65 =60 60=
5 Monash University 80 74 73
6 University of New South Wales 85 =78 82=
7 University of Western Australia 111 125 109
8 University of Adelaide 134 142 149=
=9 James Cook University 201-250 251-300 251-300
=9 Queensland University of Technology 201-250 201-250 251-300
=9 University of South Australia 201-250 251-300 351-400
=9 University of Technology Sydney 201-250 251-300 201-250
=13 Griffith University 251-300 251-300 251-300
=13 Macquarie University 251-300 251-300 301-350
=13 The University of Newcastle 251-300 201-250 251-300
=13 University of Wollongong 251-300 251-300 251-300
=17 Charles Darwin University 301-350 251-300 251-300
=17 Deakin University 301-350 251-300 301-350
=17 Flinders University 301-350 351-400 251-300
=17 University of Tasmania 301-350 301-350 251-300
=17 Victoria University 301-350 351-400
=22 University of Canberra 351-400 401-500 501-600
=22 Curtin University 351-400 401-500 401-500
=22 La Trobe University 351-400 351-400 351-400
=25 Murdoch University 401-500 401-500 401-500
=25 RMIT University 401-500 401-500 401-500
=25 Southern Cross University 401-500 501-600 401-500
=25 Swinburne University of Technology 401-500 351-400 351-400
=25 University of Western Sydney 401-500 401-500 401-500
=30 Australian Catholic University 501-600 601-800
=30 Bond University 501-600 501-600
=30 CQUniversity 501-600 401-500 501-600
=30 Edith Cowan University 501-600 501-600 501-600
=30 University of the Sunshine Coast 501-600 501-600
35 University of Southern Queensland 601-800 601-800 601-800

(Universities within the same rank range are listed alphabetically)

US News Australian University Rankings 2018

Great news for the Australian university sector in the latest US News global world rankings with Australia now having three universities in the top 50 (up 1), and 33 in the top 1000 (up 2). Almost all of the Australian universities have improved their positions with The University of Melbourne enjoying the best relative improvement moving up 10 places to be 26. University of Canberra and Australian Catholic University appear on the rankings table for the first time.

Key Features for Australia:

  • Australia has 3 universities in the top 50, an increase of 1
  • Australia maintains its 7 universities in the top 100, all of them improve their position
  • Australia now has 33 universities in the rankings table, an increase of 2
  • University of Melbourne maintains its position as Australia's top ranked university improving from 36= to 26
  • University of Queensland moves into the top 50 improving from 52 to 45
  • University of Canberra and Australian Catholic University appear in the table for the first time

Aus
Rank
UniversityWorld Rank
2018
(World Rank
2017)
1 University of Melbourne 26 36=
2 University of Sydney 34= 45=
3 University of Queensland 45 52
4 Monash University 68 79
5= Australian National University 69= 80=
5= University of New South Wales 69= 80=
7 University of Western Australia 88= 95=
8 University of Adelaide 122 152=
9 Macquarie University 234= 267=
10 James Cook University 253= 273
11 University of Technology Sydney 260= 294
12 Curtin University 264 297=
13 Griffith University 265= 307=
14 Deakin University 267= 309=
15 Queensland University of Technology 274= 319=
16= The University of Newcastle 290= 313=
16= University of Wollongong 290= 313=
18 University of Tasmania 316= 323
19 Western Sydney University 363= 384=
20 University of South Australia 400= 433=
21= Flinders University 422= 471
21= Swinburne University of Technology 422= 433=
23 RMIT University 426= 486=
24 La Trobe University 471= 534=
25 Murdoch University 607= 625=
26 Victoria University 643= 613=
27 University of New England 686= 691=
28 Edith Cowan University 689= 706=
29 Charles Darwin University 768= 803=
30 University of Canberra 813=
31 Australian Catholic University 832=
32 Charles Sturt University 867 854=
33 Southern Cross University 894= 896=

(University rankings marked with '=' denotes a tie)

ARWU Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities Australian Rankings 2017


ARWU responds to competitive pressures by expanding its 2017 rankings list to 800 universities, bringing another four Australian universities under its rankings umbrella.

  • ANU suffers a relatively dramatic drop from 77 to 97, risking dropping out of the top 100 altogether
  • UWA benefits from ANU's drop, with the former jumping over the latter and moving into the number 5 position on the Australian rankings
  • Curtin and Macquarie both climb from the same old rank range into the same new rank range
  • UniSA, Canberra, Murdoch, and UNE become a part of the new expanded ARWU rankings list

Aus RankUniversityWorld Rank
2017
(World Rank
2016)
(World Rank
2015)
1 University of Melbourne 39 40 44
2 University of Queensland 55 55 77=
3 Monash University 78 79 101-150
4 University of Sydney 83 82 101-150
5 University of Western Australia 91 96 87
6 Australian National University 97 77 77=
=7 University of Adelaide 101-150 101-150 151-200
=7 University of New South Wales 101-150 101-150 101-150
=9 Curtin University 151-200 201-300 201-300
=9 Macquarie University 151-200 201-300 201-300
=11 Deakin University 201-300 201-300 301-400
=11 Queensland University of Technology 201-300 201-300 401-500
=11 University of Tasmania 201-300 201-300 301-400
=11 University of Wollongong 201-300 301-400 201-300
=15 Griffith University 301-400 301-400 301-400
=15 James Cook University 301-400 201-300 301-400
=15 La Trobe University 301-400 301-400
=15 Swinburne University of Technology 301-400 401-500 301-400
=15 University of Newcastle 301-400 301-400 301-400
=15 University of Technology Sydney 301-400 301-400 301-400
=15 Western Sydney University 301-400 301-400 -
=22 Flinders University 401-500 301-400 301-400
=22 RMIT University 401-500 401-500
24 University of South Australia 501-600
25 University of Canberra 601-700
=26 Murdoch University 701-800
=26 University of New England 701-800

*Institutions within the same rank range are listed alphabetically

CWUR Center for World University Rankings


The CWUR rankings methodology applies a 25% weighting to each of Quality of Education, Alumni Employment, and Quality of Faculty, and a 5% weighting to each of Publications, Influence, Citations, Broad Impact, and Patents.


Aus RankUniversityCWUR Rank
2017
(CWUR Rank
2016)
1 University of Sydney 74 95
2 University of Melbourne 82 89
3 University of Queensland 94 99
4 University of New South Wales 105 117
5 Monash University 136 143
6 Australian National University 163 160
7 University of Western Australia 206 213
8 University of Adelaide 280 319
9 Macquarie University 434 448
10 University of Wollongong 436 455
11 University of Newcastle 458 472
12 University of Tasmania 473 512
13 James Cook University 481 538
14 Griffith University 499 573
15 Curtin University 535 544
16 Deakin University 536 564
17 Queensland University of Technology 574 601
18 University of South Australia 591 673
19 Flinders University 614 632
20 La Trobe University 629 623
21 Swinburne University of Technology 677 670
22 University of Technology Sydney 714 758
23 Western Sydney University 791 848
24 Murdoch University 811 835
25 RMIT University 837 869
26 University of New England 900 859
27 Charles Darwin University 956 902

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Rankings

The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Rankings are currently being produced triennially by the Australian Research Council

University2012 Rank2010 RankProportion of ExcellenceStrengthWeaknessBreadth
Melbourne1285.45%18.8022
Sydney2584.54%18.6022
ANU3180%15.2019
UQ3380%17.6022
UNSW4475.24%15.8021
Monash5668%13.6020
UWA6747.62%10021
Adelaide7846.36%10.22.422
Macquarie81035%71.620
Wollongong91132.22%5.82.418
SCU102531.11%2.84.29
Tasmania111326.67%5.65.621
QUT12926.32%50.819
UTS132025.56%4.6018
Newcastle131625.56%4.63.418
UniSA141922.67%3.41.615
Swinburne151821.67%2.63.612
Griffith161220%42.420
RMIT162120%3.22.416
Deakin171718.95%3.6419
JCU181417.89%3.46.619
UWS192316%3.2520
La Trobe201515.56%2.82.418
CQU212815.38%28.613
CDU222414.55%1.64.211
Murdoch231814.44%2.64.818
Bond24288.89%0.869
USC24288.89%0.86.49
CSU25285.33%0.89.415
Curtin26225%14.820
UNE27274.71%0.84.617
Flinders28283.81%0.8621
USQ29250%010.215
Victoria29280%06.813
Canberra29260%0713
ECU29280%08.813
FEDUNI29280%08.411
ACU29280%04.89
Notre Dame29280%02.83

KEY:

Proportion of excellence.This is a percentage figure representing the number of four and five scores divided by the number of fields which show research activity. Five scores are given a weighting.

Strength.The total number of four and five scores. A score of four represents "above world standard" and a score of five represents "well above world standard".

Weakness.The total number of one and two scores. A score of two represents "below world standard" and a score of one represents "well below world standard".

Breadth.This is the total number of fields which show research activity up to a maximum of 22.

Times Best Australian Universities Under 50 Years Old

Times Higher Education has modified the criteria used for its world universities rankings and produced a list of the top 150 universities under fifty years of age. The main modifications have involved a recalibration of the weighting giving to features such as reputation, research, and citations, which in general become more significant in a direct relationship to the age of a university.

Australian Universities in Times Best World Universities Under 50 Years Old
Aus
Rank
UniversityWorld Rank
1 University of Technology Sydney 15
2 Queensland University of Technology 24
3 University of Wollongong 30
4 University of South Australia 32
5 Charles Darwin University 34
6 Griffith University 35
7 James Cook University 38
8 Deakin University 43
=9 La Trobe University =56
=9 Victoria University =56
11 Swinburne University of Technology 61
12 Murdoch University =68
13 Western Sydney University =79
14 Curtin University 84
15 RMIT University 87
16 CQUniversity 90
17 University of Canberra 91
=18 Australian Catholic University 101-150
=18 Bond University 101-150
=18 Edith Cowan University 101-150
=18 Southern Cross University 101-150
=18 University of the Sunshine Coast 101-150
23 University of Southern Queensland 151-200

QS Top Australian Universities Under 50 Years Old

QS Top Universities has developed a list highlighting the top 100 universities under 50 years old and Australia figures prominently with 16 entrants in the list.

QS Top Australian Universities Under 50 Years Old
Aus
Rank
UniversityWorld Rank
1 University of Technology Sydney 14
2 University of Wollongong 17
3 Queensland University of Technology 20
4 RMIT University 21
5 Curtin University 23
6 University of South Australia 25
7 Deakin University 36
8 Griffith University 37
9= James Cook University 51-60
9= La Trobe University 51-60
11= Bond University 81-90
11= Flinders University 81-90
11= Swinburne University of Technology 81-90
14= Charles Darwin University 91-100
14= Murdoch University 91-100
14= University of Canberra 91-100

Times Asia Pacific Australian University Rankings

The inaugural TIMES Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings highlights the strength of the Australian university sector within the Asia/Pacific region. Leading the pack is the University of Melbourne, coming in at number 3 behind the National University of Singapore at number 1 and Peking University at number 2, and being the only university outside Asia in the top 5.

Another 34 Australian universities make up the Australian contingent, with such a strong presence demonstrating the role the Australian higher education sector plays in the region.

TIMES Asia/Pacific Rankings Australian Universities
Aus
Rank
UniversityAsia/Pacific Rank
1 University of Melbourne 3
2 Australian National University 8
3 University of Queensland 10
4 University of Sydney 11
5 Monash University 12
6 University of New South Wales 16
7 University of Western Australia 19
8 University of Adelaide 20
9 University of Technology Sydney 26
10 Queensland University of Technology 32
11 University of Newcastle 35
12 University of South Australia 36
=13 Charles Darwin University =38
=13 Macquarie University =38
15 University of Wollongong 40
=16 Griffith University =43
=16 James Cook University =43
18 University of Tasmania 48
19 Deakin University 49
20 Victoria University 55
21 La Trobe University 58
22 Swinburne University of Technology 60
23 Murdoch University 62
24 Flinders University 64
=25 Curtin University =69
=25 Western Sydney University =69
27 RMIT University 73
28 CQUniversity 77
29 University of Canberra 81
30 Southern Cross University 92
31 Edith Cowan University 96
32 Bond University 97
33 University of the Sunshine Coast 101-110
34 Australian Catholic University 111-120
35 University of Southern Queensland 141-150

QS Graduate Employability Australian University Rankings

Excellent results for the Australian universtities on the QS graduate employability rankings with USyd awarded a world ranking of number 4 and UniMelb also in the top 10, coming in at number 7. These two combine with another 7 universities to make a total of 9 in the top 100.

QS Graduate Employability Australian Universities
Aus
Rank
UniversityWorld Rank
1 University of Sydney 4
2 University of Melbourne 7
3 University of New South Wales 36
4 University of Queensland 49
5 University of Technology Sydney 69
6 Monash University 79
7 Australian National University 84
8 RMIT University 97
9 Queensland University of Technology 111-120
10 Macquarie University 121-130
11 University of Western Australia 141-150
12 University of Adelaide 171-180
13 University of Wollongong 181-190
=14 Curtin University 251-300
=14 Swinburne University of Technology 251-300
=16 Deakin University 301-500
=16 Griffith University 301-500
=16 La Trobe University 301-500
=16 University of Newcastle 301-500
=16 University of South Australia 301-500
=16 Western Sydney University 301-500

Australian University Subject Rankings

2015 Global Nature Index (Science) Australian Rankings

(added June 18th 2015)

Global Nature Index Australian Rankings
University World Rank WFC Count Last WFC Change
1University of Queensland (uq)92108.8339294.7814.80%
2Monash University (monash)100103.1138294.898.70%
3University of New South Wales (unsw)13088.1127769.8126.20%
4Australian National University (anu)13487.1649893.53-6.8%
5University of Melbourne (unimelb)14382.647889.76-8.0%
6University of Sydney (sydney)15279.8949295.14-16.0%

Source: Nature Publishing Group (opens in new window)

* WFC is the Weighted Fractional Count which is the count of articles published with particular over-represented publications downgraded in the weightings

* Count is the article count

* Last WFC is last year's WFC

* Change is the percentage change from last year's to this year's WFC


2014-2015 THE Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings - Australian University Rankings

(added March 23rd 2015)


Aus
Rank
University Score World
Rank
Subject Area: Arts and Humanities
1 Australian National University 75.2 16
2 University of Sydney 72.1 18
3 University of Melbourne 71.9 19
4 Monash University 55.6 44
5 University of Queensland 45.1 67
6 Macquarie University 45.1 67
7 La Trobe University 36.4 99
8 University of New South Wales 36.3 100
Subject Area: Clinical Pre-Clinical and Health
1 University of Melbourne 81.5 13
2 University of Sydney 75.4 23
3 University of Queensland 65.8 42
4 Monash University 64.3 46
5 University of New South Wales 62.2 54
6 University of Adelaide 51.3 95
7 University of Western Australia 51.2 96
Subject Area: Engineering and Technology
1 University of Melbourne 62.8 37
2 University of Queensland 62.7 39
3 University of Sydney 60.4 46
4 Monash University 60.2 48
5 University of New South Wales 54.2 63
6 University of South Australia 51.5 69
Subject Area: Life Sciences
1 University of Melbourne 70.1 29
2 University of Queensland 69.4 31
3 Australian National University 68.6 33
4 Monash University 56.8 63
5 University of Western Australia 56.2 64
6 University of Sydney 55.8 65
7 University of Adelaide 50 96
Subject Area: Physical Sciences
1 Australian National University 69.7 28
2 University of Melbourne 69.2 30
3 University of Queensland 52.7 87
Subject Area: Social Sciences
1 University of Melbourne 76 19
2 Australian National University 70.4 24
3 University of Sydney 65.1 31
4 University of Queensland 62.4 35
5 University of New South Wales 58.4 46
6 Monash University 53.5 61
7 University of Western Australia 49.7 77

THE Times Higher Education World University Reputation Australian Rankings

The Times Higher Education (THE) 'Reputation Rankings' is based on the subjective opinions of over 10,000 responses from senior academics in 142 countries who are asked to nominate up to 10 universities around the world which are noteworthy within their area of expertise.

The 2016 results show Australia has lost two universities, Queensland and Monash, from the five listed in the top 100 in 2015. Along with this the three remaining universities have all dropped down the ranking table with Melbourne University coming close to dropping out of the top 50.

Key Features For Australia:

  • Monash and Queensland drop out of the top 100 ranking list
  • ANU and Sydney both drop a ranking segment to rank at 61-70
  • Melbourne drops to equal 49 and risks dropping out the top 50

University 2014 2015 2016
University of Melbourne434149=
Australian National University61-7051-6061-70
University of Sydney61-7051-6061-70
University of Queensland81-9081-90 -
Monash University - 91-100 -
University of New South Wales91-100 - -

Rankings Warning

University rankings generally focus on a number of variables which are not relevant to all students. Most of the ranking systems are heavily biased towards universities with age-related reputations and research-intensive profiles. However, many universities do not have a research focus and have not had the history to develop an age-related reputation. Instead these universities might focus on vocationally-oriented studies such as teaching, nursing and other health sciences, welfare studies, design, fashion, journalism and many other career-based studies. Interested parties should therefore be aware that ranking systems generally promote well-established more traditional universities and do not give much credit to universities, especially younger universities, which might be more focused on producing job-ready graduates for a diverse range of careers.

The main university ranking systems are multi-million dollar businesses which charge money for universities to participate and then charge money again for passing on student referrals along with charging money to advertise on their websites. It is a highly competitive business and each operator has focused on producing an evergrowing number of clickbait ranking varieties which embrace as many universities as possible. They might contain some useful information but overall it is essential that students focus on their own requirements and how they can best be met.


2014 THE Times Higher Education World University Reputation Rankings - Australian University Rankings

(added 6th March 2014)

The 'Reputation Rankings' system was invented by Times Higher Education so it could release a ranking scale twice per year instead of annually like its competitors. THE claims it is based on the subjective opinions of over 16,000 responses from senior academics in 150 countries.

The Australian universities have not performed very well in the 2014 rankings with only the University of Melbourne remaining relatively stable while the other 5 which were in the top 100 in 2013 all dropping down the table including Monash dropping out altogether.

Key Features For Australia:

  • Australia loses one its top 100 entrants with Monash dropping out making a total of 5 remaining
  • University of Melbourne has a small fall back to 43
  • Australian National University has a big drop from 42 to 61-70
  • University of Sydney drops from 49 to 61-70
  • University of Queensland drops from 71-80 to 81-90
  • UNSW drops from 81-90 to 91-100
  • Monash drops out (from 91-100 in 2013)

University 2014 2013 2012
University of Melbourne433943
Australian National University61-704244
University of Sydney61-704950
University of Queensland81-9071-8071-80
University of New South Wales91-10081-90 -
Monash University - 91-100 -

2013-2014 THE Times Higher Education World University Rankings - Australian University Rankings

Australian universities have fallen in the latest THE Times Higher Education World University Rankings with one less university in the top 100 and one less university in the top 200. Australia's number one and two ranking universities both decline with the University of Melbourne dropping from 28 to 34 and ANU dropping from 37 to 48. University of Queensland has a slight improvement from 65 to 62 while University of Sydney drops from 62 to 72. Monash University bucks the trend in an attempt to consolidate its position in the top 100 moving from 99 to 91. However UNSW falls nearly 30 places from 85 to 114, exiting the top 100. University of Adelaide also follows the trend dropping from 175 to 201-225, falling out of the top 200.

Key Features:

  • One less university in the top 100 making a total of 5 (UNSW drops from 85 to 114)
  • One less university in the top 200 making a total of 7 (Adelaide drops from 175 to 201-225)
  • Flinders drops out of the top 400 but Swinburne enters the top 400 maintaining the total number of Australian universities in the top 400 at 19
  • Australia's number 1 and 2, Melbourne and ANU, both drop, the former from 28 to 34, the latter from 37 to 48
  • Monash improves its position within the top 100 moving from 99 to 91
  • UWA improves its position within the top 200 moving from 190 to 168

Aus
Rank
University* World Rank
2013
(World Rank)
( 2012)
1University of Melbourne3428
2Australian National University4837
3University of Queensland6365
4University of Sydney7262
5Monash University9199
6University of New South Wales11485
7University of Western Australia168190
8University of Adelaide201-225176
9The University of Newcastle251-275276-300
10=Macquarie University276-300251-275
10=Queensland University of Technology276-300251-275
10=University of Wollongong276-300301-350
13=Deakin University301-350351-400
13=Murdoch University301-350301-350
13=University of South Australia301-350301-350
13=University of Technology Sydney301-350351-400
17=Charles Darwin University351-400351-400
17=Swinburne University of Technology351-400 -
17=University of Tasmania351-400351-400
- Flinders University - 351-400

(Universities within the same rank range are listed alphabetically)


2013 QS World University Rankings
Australian University Rankings

Some small movement at the top end of the rankings with number one ranked Australian university ANU dropping three places on the world rankings from 24 to 27 while number two ranked Australian university Melbourne moves up 5 places from 36 to 31

The number of world universities listed in the rankings has also increased with QS expanding the rankings to 700+, bringing a number of Australian universities into the ranking system for the first time.


Aus
Rank
  University*World Rank
2013
(World Rank)
( 2012)
1Australian National University (ANU)2724
2University of Melbourne3136
3University of Sydney3839
4University of Queensland4346
5University of New South Wales (UNSW)5252
6Monash University69=61
7University of Western Australia (UWA)8479
8University of Adelaide104=102
9Macquarie University263233
10University of Technology, Sydney272284
11University of Wollongong276=264
12Queensland University of Technology279=281
13Curtin University284258
14RMIT University291=246
15University of Newcastle298268
16=Griffith University341=368
16=University of South Australia341=293
18James Cook University351362
19Deakin University380401-450
20La Trobe University390374
21University of Tasmania401-410357
22Bond University421-430380
23Flinders University431-440342
24Charles Darwin University471-480 -
25Swinburne University of Technology481-490451-500
26Murdoch University551-600401-450
27University of Canberra601-650 -
28University of Western Sydney651-700601+
29=University of New England701+ -
29=University of Southern Queensland701+ -
29=Victoria University701+ -

*Institutions within the same rank range are listed alphabetically


2013 ARWU SHJT Shanghai Jiao Tong University China Academic Ranking of World universities - Australian universities ranking:

Good news for the University of Melbourne with a three position change from 57 in 2012 to 54 in 2013 to consolidate its position as the number one ranked Australian University according to the ARWU. Other improvers at the top end are the University of Queensland moving from position 90 to position 85, and the University of Western Australia (UWA) moving from 96 to 91. UWA's move up the rankings also sees it move from 5th to 4th in the Australian rankings, leapfrogging the University of Sydney which drops from 4th to 5th in the Australian rankings while also dropping four places in the World Rankings from 93 to 97.

Australia as a whole maintains the same nineteen universities in the top 500 as last year, and the same five universities in the top 100.


University*Aus Rank(World Rank)
University of Melbourne1(54)
Australian National University (ANU)2(66)
University of Queensland3(85)
University of Western Australia (UWA)4(91)
University of Sydney5(97)
Monash University6-7(101-150)
University of New South Wales (UNSW)6-7(101-150)
Macquarie University8-9(201-300)
University of Adelaide8-9(201-300)
Flinders University10-16(301-400)
Griffith University10-16(301-400)
James Cook University10-16(301-400)
Swinburne University of Technology10-16(301-400)
University of Newcastle10-16(301-400)
University of Tasmania10-16(301-400)
University of Wollongong10-16(301-400)
Curtin University17-19(401-500)
La Trobe University17-19(401-500)
University of Technology, Sydney17-19(401-500)

*Institutions within the same rank range are listed alphabetically



2013 THE Times Higher Education World University Reputation Rankings - Australian University Rankings

(added 5th March 2013)

Australia now has six universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2013 top 100, up from four in 2012 with Monash University and UNSW joining the University of Melbourne, Australian National University, Sydney University, and the University of Queensland.

Only the US and the UK have more universities in the top 100 of the THE World Reputation Rankings now that Australia has moved ahead of Japan, Germany, and the Netherlands with its two new entrants.

The 'Reputation Rankings' system is based on the the results of over 16,000 responses from senior academics in 150 countries. It began in 2011 so that Times Higher Education couild release two world university rankings each year rather than the single rankings report released annually by its competitors. The THE 'Reputation Rankings' joins its 'Academic Rankings' which are released around the start of October each year but they have been criticised for their obvious anglo bias in asking mainly western educated and socialised academics working at western universities which universities they consider to be the best in the world.

Key Features:

  • Two new entrants in the top 100 (UNSW and Monash) making a total of 6
  • University of Melbourne moves from 43 to 39
  • Australian National University moves from 44 to 42

University2013 Ranking2012 Ranking
University of Melbourne3943
Australian National University42 (tied)44 (tied)
University of Sydney4950
University of Queensland71-8071-80
University of New South Wales81-90 -
Monash University91-100 -


2012-2013 THE Times Higher Education World University Rankings - Australian University Rankings

(added 4th October 2012)

Australia has two new entrants in the top 100 and a new entrant in the top 200 of the THE Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UNSW records a massive increase in ranking to move into the top 100 at position 85 compared with last year's 173. Monash loses its 5th place in the Australian rankings to UNSW but records an improved ranking of 19 places to just sneak into the top 100 at position 99. Adelaide University moves into 176 becoming the 8th Australian university in the top 200. Melbourne University records an impressive 9 point increase in ranking at the highly competitive top end, moving from last year's 37 to 28 and putting some distance between itself and the 2nd highest ranked Australian university ANU.

Key Features:

  • Two new entrants in the top 100 (UNSW and Monash) making a total of 6
  • University of Melbourne moves from 43 to 39
  • Australian National University moves from 44 to 42
  • Two new entrants in the top 100 (UNSW and Monash) making a total of 6
  • One new entrant in the top 200 (Adelaide) making a total of 8
  • UNSW records a remarkable improvement from last year's 173 as it moves into the top 100 at position 85 and replaces Monash at position 5 in the Australian rankings
  • Melbourne University moves well ahead of ANU as Australia's number one ranked university with a 9 place improvement to 28
  • Monash improves 19 places to move into the top 100 at number 99 but falls to 6th in the Australian rankings
  • Adelaide jumps into the top 200 at position 176, becoming the 8th Australian university in the top 200 and overtakes UWA to secure position 7 of the Australian rankings
  • Murdoch jumps from outside top 400 to inside the 301-350 range
  • Four Australian universities drop out of the top 400 (Curtin, Griffith, La Trobe, Swinburne)
  • Two new Australian universities enter the top 400 (Murdoch, University of Technology Sydney)
  • Australia drops from 21 universities in the top 400 to 19 universities in the top 400

National RankUniversityWorld Rank
1
University of Melbourne
28
2
Australian National University
37
3
University of Sydney
62
4
University of Queensland
65
5
University of New South Wales
85
6
Monash University
99
7
University of Adelaide
176
8
University of Western Australia
190
9
Macquarie University
251-275
10
Queensland University of Technology
251-275
11
The University of Newcastle
276-300
12
Murdoch University
301-350
13
University of South Australia
301-350
14
University of Wollongong
301-350
15
Charles Darwin University
351-400
16
Deakin University
351-400
17
Flinders University
351-400
18
University of Tasmania
351-400
19
University of Technology Sydney
351-400

(Universities within the same rank range are listed alphabetically)

2012 QS World University Rankings - Australian university rankings.

Some good news for the Australian university rankings with the 2012 QS World University Rankings reporting a new entry from amongst the top Australian universities. The private Bond University has moved into the top 700 institutions at 380 in the world rankings after scoring impressively in a number of dimensions, mainly attributed to its smaller class size and the internationalised character of the staff and students. The ANU led the best Australian universities in the rankings with its strong research focus. All the Group of Eight universities scored well although there was some movement both up and down. The international rankings are now becoming much more competitive as more and more universities around the world start to focus their strategies, resources, and activities on obtaining the highest possible score across the different dimensions. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the years ahead.


World Rank
University
Academic Reputation
Employer Reputation
Citations
Faculty Students
International Faculty
International Students
Overall Score
24ANU99.782.564.379.610096.387.6
36Melbourne99.810074.946.868.992.383.2
39Sydney99.393.558.950.499.791.381.3
46UQ95.383.363.145.395.590.578.2
52UNSW9595.152.839.898.897.676.6
61Monash95.496.541.633.67794.572.2
79UWA77.870.970.139.999.381.770
102Adelaide73.869.554.84186.992.665.3
233Macquarie47.471.228.213.598.598.244.7
246RMIT46.977.27.721.710010042.8
258Curtin41.565.112.627.310099.841.5
264Wollongong29.573.426.535.799.582.841.1
268Newcastle47.939.528.718.492.268.841
281QUT4465.620.121.98559.840.2
284UTS41.669.312.721.893.488.640
293UniSA38.349.912.536.310075.839.3
342Flinders27.724.817.967.113.863.934.8
357UTas27.727.424.738.351.987.833.8
362JCU21.723.444.230.493.850.433.5
368Griffith29.639.815.823.389.990.833
374La Trobe35.626.815.721.683.977.132.8
380Bond11.943.56.363.78693.832.4
401-450Deakin 37.417.314.97281.7 
401-450Murdoch  20.926.68753.9 
451-500Swinburne  22.112.869.399.9 
601+UWS       

2012 ARWU SHJT Shanghai Jiao Tong University China Academic Ranking of World universities - Australian universities ranking:

Good news for the University of Western Australia (UWA) as it jumps to number 96 inside the top 100 and well up on last year's position in the top 150. This is the second year in a row that an Australian university has been promoted into the top 100 and this sends a clear message around the world regarding the quality of the top universities in Australia.


University*Aus Rank(World Rank)
University of Melbourne1(57)
Australian National University (ANU)2(64)
University of Queensland3(90)
University of Sydney4(93)
University of Western Australia (UWA)5(96)
Monash University6-7(101-150)
University of New South Wales (UNSW)6-7(101-150)
Macquarie University8-9(201-300)
University of Adelaide8-9(201-300)
Flinders University10-16(301-400)
Griffith University10-16(301-400)
James Cook University10-16(301-400)
Swinburne University of Technology10-16(301-400)
University of Newcastle10-16(301-400)
University of Tasmania10-16(301-400)
University of Wollongong10-16(301-400)
Curtin University17-19(401-500)
La Trobe University17-19(401-500)
University of Technology, Sydney17-19(401-500)

*Institutions within the same rank range are listed alphabetically

2011-2012 THE Times Higher Education World University Rankings - Australian University National Rankings

(added 6th October 2011)

Seven Australian universities have been named among the world's top 200 higher education institutions in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University of Melbourne leads the Australian contingent as the highest placed Australian facility, coming in at number 37 in the world rankings.


National RankUniversityWorld Rank
1
University of Melbourne
37
2
Australian National University
38
3
University of Sydney
58
4
University of Queensland
74
5
Monash University
117
6
University of New South Wales
173
7
University of Western Australia
189
8
University of Adelaide
201-225
9
Macquarie University
226-250
10
University of Wollongong
251-275
11
The University of Newcastle
276-300
12
Queensland University of Technology
276-300
13
Charles Darwin University
301-350
14
University of Tasmania
301-350
15
Curtin University
351-400
16
Deakin University
351-400
17
Flinders University
351-400
18
Griffith University
351-400
19
La Trobe University
351-400
20
University of South Australia
351-400
21
Swinburne University of Technology
351-400

(Universities within the same rank range are listed alphabetically)


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