Australian University Rankings Guide

Group of Eight (go8) World Rankings

Group of Eight (go8) Universities World Rankngs

1. Individual Ranking Systems

The Group of Eight is generally regarded as a grouping of the top ranking Australian universities with most of them sharing a long history and a well-developed research focus. It is interesting to look at how they compare with each other using the four ranking systems of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Times Higher Education Supplement (THE), Shanghai Ranking Consultancy's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), and US News.

World Rankings of the go8 Group of Eight Australian Universities (Click column headers to sort)
UniversityQSTHEARWUUSN
University of Melbourne logo University of Melbourne =41 32 39 36=
Australian National University logo Australian National University 20 48 97 80=
University of Sydney logo University of Sydney 50 61 83 45=
University of Queensland logo University of Queensland =47 65 55 52
Monash University logo Monash University 60 80 78 79
University of New South Wales logo University of New South Wales 45 85 101+ 80=
University of Western Australia logo University of Western Australia =93 111 91 95=
University of Adelaide logo University of Adelaide =109 134 101+ 152=

Key & Notes

* QS refers to the QS Australian Universities World University Rankings

* THE refers to the Times Higher Education Australian Universities Rankings

* ARWU refers to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities

* USN refers to the US News Australian Rankings


2. Average Group of Eight (go8) World Rankings

The average shows the relative average placement of each of the Group of Eight universities on the major world ranking systems taken as a whole.

Average World Rankings of the go8 Group of Eight Australian Universities
RankUniversityAverage
1 University of Melbourne logo University of Melbourne 37
2 University of Queensland logo University of Queensland 54
3 University of Sydney logo University of Sydney 59
4 Australian National University logo Australian National University 61
5 Monash University logo Monash University 74
6 University of New South Wales logo University of New South Wales 77
7 University of Western Australia logo University of Western Australia 97
8 University of Adelaide logo University of Adelaide 124

Key & Notes

* Average refers to the sum of the rankings attained on each of the major world ranking systems divided by the number of ranking systems from which that sum has been calculated

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