Australian University Rankings Guide

World Rankings of Australian Universities

World Rankings Australian University
World Rankings of Australian Universities Within the Main World University Ranking Systems
AUUniversityQSTHEARWUUSN
1 University of Melbourne 38 32 38 26
2 Australian National University 29 49 69 69=
3 University of Sydney 42 59 68 34=
4 University of Queensland 47 69 55 45
5 Monash University 58 84 91 68
6 University of New South Wales 43 96 101+ 69=
7 University of Western Australia 86 134 93 88=
8 University of Adelaide 106 135 101+ 122
9 Macquarie University 237 201+ 201+ 234=
10 University of Newcastle 207 301+ 301+ 290=
11 University of Technology Sydney 140 196 301+ 260=
12 University of Wollongong 212 201+ 201+ 290=
13 Queensland University of Technology 224 201+ 201+ 274=
14 Deakin University 271 351+ 201+ 267=
15 RMIT University 238 401+ 301+ 426=
16 Curtin University 230 301+ 151+ 264
17 University of South Australia 274 201+ 601+ 400=
18 Griffith University 320 251+ 301+ 265=
19 James Cook University 377 201+ 201+ 253=
20 University of Tasmania 291 351+ 201+ 316=
21 Swinburne University of Technology 383 401+ 301+ 422=
22 La Trobe University 400 301+ 301+ 471=
23 Flinders University 424 251+ 401+ 422=
24 Bond University 442 501+
25 Charles Darwin University 651+ 501+ 768=
26 Murdoch University 571+ 401+ 601+ 607=
27 Western Sydney University 468 351+ 401+ 363=
28 University of Canberra 484 251+ 601+ 813=
29 Charles Sturt University 901+ 867
30 Edith Cowan University 651+ 501+ 801+ 689=
31 University of New England 801+ 701+ 686=
32 University of Southern Queensland 751+ 601+
33 Victoria University 601+ 301+ 643=
34 Southern Cross University 751+ 501+ 894=
35 CQUniversity 601+ 501+
36 Australian Catholic University 801+ 401+ 501+ 832=
37 University of the Sunshine Coast 601+ 701+

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

World university ranking systems have become extremely popular over recent years with universities around the world basing entire marketing campaigns over a single positive element of one of the ranking results. Along with this students now confer almost magical status to the ranking systems without any consideration of how the results were arrived at or what exactly the results have to do with the area in which they want to study. Finally there are the developers and operators of the ranking systems themselves who rely on the aura they have all invested in to maintain a profitable global business which in some cases would otherwise not exist.

The four ranking systems selected here are the three main ones of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Times Higher Education Supplement (THE), and Shanghai Ranking Consultancy's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Along with this is the relative newcomer US News which has a long history of ranking universities within America and has recently branched out to include world rankings as part of its operations.


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