Australian University Rankings Guide

QS Australian Universities World Rankings

QS Australia Rankings University
QS Australian Universities World Rankings
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Rank
UniversityQS Rank
2019
QS Rank
2018
QS Rank
2017
1 Australian National University 24 20 22
2 University of Melbourne 39 =41 42
3 University of Sydney 42 50 46
4 University of New South Wales 45 45 49
5 University of Queensland 48 =47 51
6 Monash University 59 60 65
7 University of Western Australia 91 =93 102
8 University of Adelaide 114 =109 125
9 University of Technology Sydney 160 176 193
10 University of Newcastle 214 =224 245
11 University of Wollongong 218 232 218
12 Queensland University of Technology 244 =247 276
=13 Curtin University =250 262 306
=13 Macquarie University =250 =240 247
=13 RMIT University =250 =247 252
16 University of South Australia 264 =279 288
17 University of Tasmania 287 313 370
18 Deakin University 309 =293 355
19 Griffith University 329 =325 336
20 James Cook University 369 =367 340
21 Swinburne University of Technology 387 421-430 441-450
22 La Trobe University 397 360 386
23 Bond University 443 431-440 461-470
24 Flinders University 478 551-600 551-600
25 Western Sydney University 498 551-600 551-600
26 Murdoch University 591-600 501-550 501-550
=27 CQUniversity 601-650 601-650 601-650
=27 University of Canberra 601-650 551-600 551-600
=29 Charles Darwin University 651-700 651-700 551-600
=29 Victoria University 651-700 701-750 651-700
=31 Edith Cowan University 751-800 751-800 701+
=31 University of Southern Queensland 751-800 751-800 701+
=33 Australian Catholic University 801-1000 801-1000 701+
=33 Charles Sturt University 801-1000 801-1000 701+
=33 Southern Cross University 801-1000 801-1000
=33 University of New England 801-1000 801-1000 701+
=33 University of the Sunshine Coast 801-1000 801-1000

Source: QS World University Rankings (opens in new window)

The first of what was to become the QS ranking system was developed within the Times Higher Education Supplement (THE). The publisher contracted Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), an independent education and careers advice company, to collect the data and prepare the rankings. In 2009 THE decided to split with QS and develop their own ranking system, claiming that the QS system was not comprehensive enough and favoured science over the humanities as well as being too heavily biased in favour of English speaking institutions. However QS continued to publish its rankings and they remain popular throughout the world.

The particular measurements used by the QS ranking system are:

* 40% Academic peer review

* 20% Faculty student ratio

* 20% Citations per faculty

* 10% Recruiter review

* 10% International orientation

These categories seem a bit narrow but this does not seem to have harmed the popularity of the QS rankings with people more focused on the end result rather than how it is produced.

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