Australian University Rankings Guide

ARWU Shanghai Jiao Tong Australian Rankings

ARWU Shanghai Australian University World Rankings

The 2017 ARWU Australian rankings table has been expanded to 800 universities in response to competitive pressures from the other main rankings publishers. This has resulted in a further four Australian universities being included in the rankings list. Main points of the 2017 Australian results are:

  • ANU suffers a precipitous drop to almost fall out of the top 100
  • UWA jumps over ANU to become the number 5 Australian university
  • Curtin and Macquarie enjoy a rankings lift into the 151-200 range
  • Canberra, Murdoch, UNE and UniSA join the ARWU rankings for the first time as a result of the expansion of the list
ARWU Australian Universities World Rankings
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

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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