Australian University Rankings Guide

Group of Eight (go8) World Rankings

Group of Eight (go8) Universities World Rankngs


1. Average Group of Eight (go8) World Rankings

The Group of Eight is generally regarded as a grouping of the top ranking Australian universities with most of them sharing a long history and a well-developed research focus.The average shows the relative average placement of each of the Group of Eight universities on the major world ranking systems taken as a whole.

Average World Rankings of the go8 Group of Eight Australian Universities
RankUniversityAverage
1 University of Melbourne logo University of Melbourne 33
2 University of Sydney logo University of Sydney 50
3 University of Queensland logo University of Queensland 54
4 Australian National University logo Australian National University 54
5 Monash University logo Monash University 75
6 University of New South Wales logo University of New South Wales 77
7 University of Western Australia logo University of Western Australia 100
8 University of Adelaide logo University of Adelaide 116

Key & Notes

* Average refers to the sum of the rankings attained on each of the major world ranking systems divided by the number of ranking systems from which that sum has been calculated


2. Individual Ranking Systems

It is interesting to look at how the Group of Eight universities compare with each other using the four ranking systems of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Times Higher Education Supplement (THE), Shanghai Ranking Consultancy's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), and US News.

World Rankings of the go8 Group of Eight Australian Universities (Click column headers to sort)
UniversityQSTHEARWUUSN
University of Melbourne logo University of Melbourne 38 32 38 26
Australian National University logo Australian National University 29 49 69 69=
University of Sydney logo University of Sydney 42 59 68 34=
University of Queensland logo University of Queensland 47 69 55 45
Monash University logo Monash University 58 84 91 68
University of New South Wales logo University of New South Wales 43 96 101+ 69=
University of Western Australia logo University of Western Australia 86 134 93 88=
University of Adelaide logo University of Adelaide 106 135 101+ 122

Key & Notes

* Average refers to the

* 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


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