Australian University Rankings Guide

ARWU Shanghai Jiao Tong Australian Rankings

ARWU Shanghai Australian University World Rankings
ARWU Australian Universities World Rankings
Aus RankUniversity(World Rank 2015)World Rank 2016
1 University of Melbourne 44 40
2 University of Queensland 77= 55
3 Australian National University 77= 77
4 Monash University 101-150 79
5 University of Sydney 101-150 82
6 University of Western Australia 87 96
7-8 University of Adelaide 151-200 101-150
7-8 University of New South Wales 101-150 101-150
9-14 Curtin University 201-300 201-300
9-14 Deakin University 301-400 201-300
9-14 James Cook University 301-400 201-300
9-14 Macquarie University 201-300 201-300
9-14 Queensland University of Technology 401-500 201-300
9-14 University of Tasmania 301-400 201-300
15-21 Flinders University 301-400 301-400
15-21 Griffith University 301-400 301-400
15-21 La Trobe University 301-400
15-21 University of Newcastle 301-400 301-400
15-21 University of Technology Sydney 301-400 301-400
15-21 Western Sydney University - 301-400
15-21 University of Wollongong 201-300 301-400
22-23 RMIT University 401-500
22-23 Swinburne University of Technology 301-400 401-500

Source: Academic Ranking of World Universities published by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy (opens in new window)

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was first developed by the Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2003 and led the way in having multiple indicators. As a result of this early entry the ranking system gained traction throughout the world and was spun off by the university to become an annual ranking report published by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, from which it gets its alternative name of the Shanghai Ranking.

The methodology involves a number of different measurements framed under the four categories of Quality of Education, Quality of Faculty, Research Output, and Per Capita Performance. The particular measurements under these categories are:

Quality of Education

* 10% Alumni as Nobel laureates & Field Medalists

Quality of Faculty

* 20% Staff as Nobel Laureates & Field Medalists

* 20% Highly cited researchers in 21 broad subject categories

Research Output

* 20% Papers published in Nature and Science[

* 20% Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-expanded and Social Science Citation Index

Per Capita Performance

* 10% Per capita academic performance of an institution

It is this range of measurements which has made the AWRU one of the most popular ranking scales in the world.

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