Australian University Rankings Guide

US News Australian Universities World Rankings

US News Rankings Australian Universities

The US News is the most recent entrant in the world university rankings market as it builds on its reputation as a leading publisher of higher education rankings for the domestic American market.

US NEWS Australian Universities World Rankings
Aus
Rank
UniversityWorld Rank
2018
(World Rank
2017)
1 University of Melbourne 26 36=
2 University of Sydney 34= 45=
3 University of Queensland 45 52
4 Monash University 68 79
5= Australian National University 69= 80=
5= University of New South Wales 69= 80=
7 University of Western Australia 88= 95=
8 University of Adelaide 122 152=
9 Macquarie University 234= 267=
10 James Cook University 253= 273
11 University of Technology Sydney 260= 294
12 Curtin University 264 297=
13 Griffith University 265= 307=
14 Deakin University 267= 309=
15 Queensland University of Technology 274= 319=
16= The University of Newcastle 290= 313=
16= University of Wollongong 290= 313=
18 University of Tasmania 316= 323
19 Western Sydney University 363= 384=
20 University of South Australia 400= 433=
21= Flinders University 422= 471
21= Swinburne University of Technology 422= 433=
23 RMIT University 426= 486=
24 La Trobe University 471= 534=
25 Murdoch University 607= 625=
26 Victoria University 643= 613=
27 University of New England 686= 691=
28 Edith Cowan University 689= 706=
29 Charles Darwin University 768= 803=
30 University of Canberra 813=
31 Australian Catholic University 832=
32 Charles Sturt University 867 854=
33 Southern Cross University 894= 896=

Source: US News global university rankings (opens in new window)

The move into the the global ranking market has involved some adjustment to their ranking criteria with the following measurements being used:

* 12.5% Global research reputation

* 12.5% Regional research reputation

* 12.5% Publications

* 10% Normalized citation impact

* 10% Total citations

* 12.5% Number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited

* 10% Percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited

* 10% International collaboration

* 5% Number of Ph.D.s awarded

* 5% Number of Ph.D.s awarded per academic staff member

This range of measurements appears reasonably comprehensive and the publication of the results has been welcomed by an audience which appears to have an insatiable appetite for these types of world university ranking systems.

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