Australian University Rankings Guide

QS Australian Universities World Rankings

QS Australia Rankings University

The first of what was to become the QS ranking system was developed within the Times Higher Education Supplement (THE). The publisher contracted Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), an independent education and careers advice company, to collect the data and prepare the rankings. In 2009 THE decided to split with QS and develop their own ranking system, claiming that the QS system was not comprehensive enough and favoured science over the humanities as well as being too heavily biased in favour of English speaking institutions. However QS continued to publish its rankings and they remain popular throughout the world.

The particular measurements used by the QS ranking system are:

* 40% Academic peer review

* 20% Faculty student ratio

* 20% Citations per faculty

* 10% Recruiter review

* 10% International orientation

These categories seem a bit narrow but this does not seem to have harmed the popularity of the QS rankings with people more focused on the end result rather than how it is produced.

QS Australian Universities World Rankings
Aus
Rank
UniversityQS Rank
2016
QS Rank
2015
QS Rank
2014
1 Australian National University 22 19 25
2 University of Melbourne 42 42 33
3 University of Sydney 46 45 37
4 University of New South Wales 49 46 48
5 University of Queensland 51 46 43
6 Monash University 65 67 70
7 University of Western Australia 102 98 89
8 University of Adelaide 125 113 100
9 University of Technology Sydney 193 218 264
10 University of Wollongong 218 243 283
11 University of Newcastle 245 256 257
12 Macquarie University 247 229 254
13 RMIT University 252 273 304
14 Queensland University of Technology 276 263 285
15 University of South Australia 288 288 333
16 Curtin University 306 284 331
17 Griffith University 336 329 324
18 James Cook University 340 387 350
19 Deakin University 355 324 360
20 University of Tasmania 370 379 401-410
21 La Trobe University 386 394 401-410
22 Swinburne University of Technology 441-450 501-550 551-600
23 Bond University 461-470 501-550 471-480
24 Murdoch University 501-550 551-600 551-600
25= Charles Darwin University 551-600 551-600 551-600
25= Flinders University 551-600 501-550 481-490
25= University of Canberra 551-600 551-600 651-700
25= Western Sydney University 551-600 651-700 651-700
29 CQUniversity 601-650
30 Victoria University 651-700 601-650 701+
31= Australian Catholic University 701+
31= Charles Sturt University 701+ 701+ 701+
31= Edith Cowan University 701+ 701+ 701+
31= University of New England 701+ 651-700 701+
31= University of Southern Queensland 701+ 701+ 701+

Source: QS World University Rankings (opens in new window)

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