Australian University Rankings Guide

THE Times Higher Education AU Rankings

Times University Rankings Australian Universities

The THE Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings system developed out of a relationship with the operators of the QS ranking system and was conceived as being much more comprehensive than the QS system. It was through this that THE hoped to overcome some perceived limitations of the QS system.

THE Times Higher Education Australian Universities World Rankings
Aus
Rank
UniversityWorld Rank
2016
(World Rank
2015)
(World Rank
2014)
1 University of Melbourne =33 33 33
2 Australian National University 47 52 45
3= University of Queensland =60 60= 65
3= University of Sydney =60 56= 60
5 Monash University 74 73 83
6 University of New South Wales =78 82= 109
7 University of Western Australia 125 109 157
8 University of Adelaide 142 149= 164
9= The University of Newcastle 201-250 251-300 251-275
9= Queensland University of Technology 201-250 251-300 276-300
11= Charles Darwin University 251-300 251-300 301-350
11= Deakin University 251-300 301-350 301-350
11= Griffith University 251-300 251-300
11= James Cook University 251-300 251-300
11= Macquarie University 251-300 301-350 301-350
11= University of South Australia 251-300 351-400 276-300
11= University of Technology Sydney 251-300 201-250 226-250
11= University of Wollongong 251-300 251-300 276-300
19 University of Tasmania 301-350 251-300
20= Flinders University 351-400 251-300
20= La Trobe University 351-400 351-400
20= Swinburne University of Technology 351-400 351-400 351-400
20= Victoria University 351-400
24= University of Canberra 401-500 501-600
24= CQUniversity 401-500 501-600
24= Curtin University 401-500 401-500 351-400
24= Murdoch University 401-500 401-500 351-400
24= RMIT University 401-500 401-500
24= University of Western Sydney 401-500 401-500 351-400
30= Bond University 501-600
30= Edith Cowan University 501-600 501-600
30= Southern Cross University 501-600 401-500
30= University of the Sunshine Coast 501-600
34= Australian Catholic University 601-800
34= University of Southern Queensland 601-800 601-800

Source: Times Higher Education world university rankings system (opens in new window)

The particular components of the THE ranking system grouped under category headings are:

Industry Income - innovation

* 2.5% Research income from industry (per academic staff)

International diversity

* 3% Ratio of international to domestic staff

* 2% Ratio of international to domestic students

Teaching - the learning environment

* 15% Reputational survey (teaching)

* 6% PhDs awards per academic

* 4.5% Undergrad. admitted per academic

* 2.25% Income per academic

* 2.25% PhDs/undergraduate degrees awarded

Research - volume, income and reputation

* 19.5% Reputational survey (research)

* 5.25% Research income (scaled)

* 4.5% Papers per research and academic staff

* 0.75% Public research income/ total research income

Citations - research influence

* 32.5% Citation impact (normalised average citation per paper)

The measurement items reflect the objectives of THE in broadening the scope of the ranking system although how well it does this is open to debate.

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