Australian University Rankings Guide

ARWU Shanghai Jiao Tong Australian Rankings

ARWU Shanghai Australian University World Rankings
Shanghai ARWU Australian Universities World Rankings
Aus RankUniversityWorld Rank
2018
(World Rank
2017)
(World Rank
2016)
1 University of Melbourne 38 39 40
2 University of Queensland 55 55 55
3 University of Sydney 68 83 82
4 Australian National University 69 97 77
5 Monash University 91 78 79
6 University of Western Australia 93 91 96
=7 University of Adelaide 101-150 101-150 101-150
=7 University of New South Wales 101-150 101-150 101-150
9 Curtin University 151-200 151-200 201-300
=10 Deakin University 201-300 201-300 201-300
=10 James Cook University 201-300 301-400 201-300
=10 Macquarie University 201-300 151-200 201-300
=10 Queensland University of Technology 201-300 201-300 201-300
=10 University of Tasmania 201-300 201-300 201-300
=10 University of Wollongong 201-300 201-300 301-400
=16 Griffith University 301-400 301-400 301-400
=16 La Trobe University 301-400 301-400 301-400
=16 RMIT University 301-400 401-500 401-500
=16 Swinburne University of Technology 301-400 301-400 401-500
=16 University of Newcastle 301-400 301-400 301-400
=16 University of Technology Sydney 301-400 301-400 301-400
=22 Flinders University 401-500 401-500 301-400
=22 Western Sydney University 401-500 301-400 301-400
24 Australian Catholic University 501-600
=25 Murdoch University 601-700 701-800
=25 University of Canberra 601-700 601-700
=25 University of South Australia 601-700 501-600
=28 University of New England 701-800 701-800
=28 University of the Sunshine Coast 701-800
30 Edith Cowan University 801-900
31 Charles Sturt University 901-1000

Source: Academic Ranking of World Universities published by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy (opens in new window)

The 2020 ARWU Australian rankings table has been expanded to 1000 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 Australian results are:

  • ANU suffers a precipitous drop to almost fall out of the top 100, crashing from number 3 to number 6 in Australia
  • Monash, USYD, and UWA all jump over ANU, becoming the number 3, 4, and 5 ranked Australian university respectively
  • 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

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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