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Australia

  1. Australian National University (ANU)
  2. University of Melbourne
  3. University of Sydney
  4. University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  5. University of Queensland (UQ)
  6. Monash University
  7. University of Western Australia (UWA)
  8. University of Adelaide
  9. University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
  10. University of Wollongong
  11. University of Newcastle – ranked joint 245th in the world, up from joint 256th.
  12. Macquarie University – ranked joint 247th in the world.
  13. RMIT University – ranked joint 252nd in the world, up from joint 273rd.
  14. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) – ranked 276th in the world.
  15. University of South Australia (UNISA) – ranked joint 288th in the world.
  16. Curtin University – ranked joint 306th in the world.
  17. Griffith University – ranked 336th in the world.
  18. James Cook University (JCU) – ranked joint 340th in the world.
  19. Deakin University – ranked 355th in the world.
  20. University of Tasmania – ranked joint 370th in the world.
  21. La Trobe University – ranked joint 386th in the world.
  22. Swinburne University of Technology – ranked 441-450 in the world.
  23. Bond University – ranked 461-470 in the world.
  24. Murdoch University – ranked 501-550 in the world.
  25. Charles Darwin University
  26. Flinders University
  27. University of Canberra
  28. Western Sydney University (a good leap from last year’s ranking of 651-700).
  29. Central Queensland University – a new entrant this year, ranked 601-650 in the world.
  30. Victoria University – ranked 651-700 in the world.
  31. Australian Catholic University (new entry to the rankings this year).
  32. Charles Sturt University
  33. Edith Cowan University (ECU)
  34. University of New England
  35. University of Southern Queensland

 

Australian universities ranking

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2016 QS World University Australian Rankings

Aus Rank University World Rank 2016 World Rank 2015 World Rank 2014
1 Australian National University 22 19 25
2 University of Melbourne 42 42 33
3 University of Sydney 46 45 37
4 University of New South Wales 49 46 48
5 University of Queensland 51 46 43
6 Monash University 65 67 70
7 University of Western Australia 102 98 89
8 University of Adelaide 125 113 100
9 University of Technology Sydney 193 218 264
10 University of Wollongong 218 243 283
11 University of Newcastle 245 256 257
12 Macquarie University 247 229 254
13 RMIT University 252 273 304
14 Queensland University of Technology 276 263 285
15 University of South Australia 288 288 333
16 Curtin University 306 284 331
17 Griffith University 336 329 324
18 James Cook University 340 387 350
19 Deakin University 355 324 360
20 University of Tasmania 370 379 401-410
21 La Trobe University 386 394 401-410
22 Swinburne University of Technology 441-450 501-550 551-600
23 Bond University 461-470 501-550 471-480
24 Murdoch University 501-550 551-600 551-600
25= Charles Darwin University 551-600 551-600 551-600
25= Flinders University 551-600 501-550 481-490
25= University of Canberra 551-600 551-600 651-700
25= Western Sydney University 551-600 651-700 651-700
29 CQUniversity 601-650 - -
30 Victoria University 651-700 601-650 701+
31= Australian Catholic University 701+ - -
31= Charles Sturt University 701+ 701+ 701+
31= Edith Cowan University 701+ 701+ 701+
31= University of New England 701+ 651-700 701+
31= University of Southern Queensland 701+ 701+ 701+

THE Times Higher Education Australian World University Rankings 2016

Aus Rank University World Rank 2016 World Rank 2015 World Rank 2014
1 University of Melbourne =33 33 33
2 Australian National University 47 52 45
3= University of Queensland =60 60= 65
3= University of Sydney =60 56= 60
5 Monash University 74 73 83
6 University of New South Wales =78 82= 109
7 University of Western Australia 125 109 157
8 University of Adelaide 142 149= 164
9= The University of Newcastle 201-250 251-300 251-275
9= Queensland University of Technology 201-250 251-300 276-300
11= Charles Darwin University 251-300 251-300 301-350
11= Deakin University 251-300 301-350 301-350
11= Griffith University 251-300 251-300 -
11= James Cook University 251-300 251-300 -
11= Macquarie University 251-300 301-350 301-350
11= University of South Australia 251-300 351-400 276-300
11= University of Technology Sydney 251-300 201-250 226-250
11= University of Wollongong 251-300 251-300 276-300
19 University of Tasmania 301-350 251-300 -
20= Flinders University 351-400 251-300 -
20= La Trobe University 351-400 351-400 -
20= Swinburne University of Technology 351-400 351-400 351-400
20= Victoria University 351-400 - -
24= University of Canberra 401-500 501-600 -
24= CQUniversity 401-500 501-600 -
24= Curtin University 401-500 401-500 351-400
24= Murdoch University 401-500 401-500 351-400
24= RMIT University 401-500 401-500 -
24= University of Western Sydney 401-500 401-500 351-400
30= Bond University 501-600 - -
30= Edith Cowan University 501-600 501-600 -
30= Southern Cross University 501-600 401-500 -
30= University of the Sunshine Coast 501-600 - -
34= Australian Catholic University 601-800 - -
34= University of Southern Queensland 601-800 601-800 -

US News Australian University Rankings 2017

Aus Rank University (World Rank 2016) World Rank 2017
1 University of Melbourne 40 36=
2 University of Sydney 51 45=
3 University of Queensland 52 52
4 Monash University 84= 79
5= Australian National University 80= 80=
5= University of New South Wales 90= 80=
7 University of Western Australia 128= 95=
8 University of Adelaide 184= 152=
9 Macquarie University 322= 267=
10 James Cook University 354= 273
11 University of Technology Sydney 448= 294
12 Curtin University 346= 297=
13 Griffith University 401= 307=
14 Deakin University 381= 309=
15= The University of Newcastle 366= 313=
15= University of Wollongong 346= 313=
17 Queensland University of Technology 339 319=
18 University of Tasmania 366= 323
19 Western Sydney University   384=
20= Swinburne University of Technology   433=
20= University of South Australia 479= 433=
22 Flinders University   471
23 RMIT University   486=
24 La Trobe University   534=
25 Victoria University   613=
26 Murdoch University   625=
27 University of New England   691=
28 Edith Cowan University   706=
29 Charles Darwin University   803=
30 Charles Sturt University   854=
31 Southern Cross University   896=

ARWU Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities Australian Rankings 2016

Aus Rank University World Rank 2016 (World Rank 2015)
1 University of Melbourne 40 44
2 University of Queensland 55 77=
3 Australian National University 77 77=
4 Monash University 79 101-150
5 University of Sydney 82 101-150
6 University of Western Australia 96 87
7-8 University of Adelaide 101-150 151-200
7-8 University of New South Wales 101-150 101-150
9-14 Curtin University 201-300 201-300
9-14 Deakin University 201-300 301-400
9-14 James Cook University 201-300 301-400
9-14 Macquarie University 201-300 201-300
9-14 Queensland University of Technology 201-300 401-500
9-14 University of Tasmania 201-300 301-400
15-21 Flinders University 301-400 301-400
15-21 Griffith University 301-400 301-400
15-21 La Trobe University 301-400  
15-21 University of Newcastle 301-400 301-400
15-21 University of Technology Sydney 301-400 301-400
15-21 Western Sydney University 301-400 -
15-21 University of Wollongong 301-400 201-300
22-23 RMIT University 401-500  
22-23 Swinburne University of Technology 401-500 301-400

1. University of Melbourne: This second oldest public research university of Australia was founded in 1853 and is known for its efficient and significant teaching principle. Almost students from 130 countries around the globe, join this university to pursue their dream education. The university equips world class amenities with largest libraries and research rooms. Many profound people and noble prize winners are mostly graduated from this university.

As per QS World University Subject Rankings 2015, the University of Melbourne was ranked 5th in the world for education, 8th in law, 13th in computer science and IT, 13th in arts and humanities, 14th in accounting and finance, 14th in dentistry and 18th in medicine. Most of the global Research higher degree students have completed their research from this university with flying colors.

  • Ranking:
    • Times Rank:33
    • QS Rank: 42
    • Others: ARWU Rank: 40 and CWTS Rank is 123
  • Famous People studied in that university are
    • Germaine Greer is an Australian writer and public intellectual
    • Julia Eileen Gillard AC is an Australian former politician who served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Australian Labor Party from 2010 to 2013
    • Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, AC FRS FAA FRSN is an Australian-American Nobel laureate
    • Julian Paul Assange is an Australian editor, publisher, and activist who founded WikiLeaks in 2006.
    • Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, KT, AK, CH, QC, FAA, FRS, was an Australian politician who twice served as Prime Minister of Australia
    • Catherine Elise Blanchett AC is an Australian-American actress and theatre director.
    • Pallavi Sharda is an Australian-Indian film actress.
    • Randeep Hooda is an Indian actor

2. Australian National University:The University was established initially as a postgraduate research university by the Parliament of Australia in the year 1946 in in Canberra, Australia's capital city and regarded as the one and one university created by Australian Parliament. The university has long standing and successful relationships with international universities such as Yale University, the University of Oxford, ETH Zurich, and the National University of Singapore among others.

The faculty of this particular university has a team of Nobel Prize winners and the world’s best scholars to craft the future generations. Almost 10,000+ students are enrolled in each graduate and post graduate courses every year. Around 2.5 million of books are available to the students from this university’s library.

  • Ranking:
    • Times Rank: 47
    • QS Rank: 22
    • Others: ARWU Rank: 77 and CWTS Rank is 100
  • Famous People studied in that university are:
    • Kevin Michael Rudd AC is an Australian former politician who was the 26th Prime Minister of Australia, serving from December 2007 to June 2010 and again from June to September 2013.
    • Peter Robert Garrett AM is an Australian musician, environmentalist, activist and former politician. Garrett is the lead singer of the Australian rock band Midnight Oil.
    • Robert James Lee Hawke, AC, GCL was an Australian politician who served as Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Labor Party from 1983 to 1991.
    • Rolf Martin Zinkernagel AC, FAA is Professor of Experimental Immunology at the University of Zurich.
    • Cheong Choong Kong is the Malaysian former Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines.
    • Richard Roxburgh is an Australian actor, writer, producer, and director.
    • Nicholas Hugh Minchin is a former Australian politician and currently serves as the Australian Consul-General in New York, USA.
    • Syed Akbaruddin is an Indian Foreign Service officer serving as India's permanent representative at the United Nations since January 2016.

3. University of Sydney: Established in 1850, and regarded as the oldest universities of Australia. Students from 134 countries every year join the university to pursue higher education. The major people of Australian political party and past Prime Ministers are a part of alumni of this university. The university is also known as one of the major sand stone universities of Australia and also ranked in the top lists as one of the beautiful universities of the world.

There are 11 separate and individual libraries with massive collection of renowned books and also the museums and gallaries.

  • Ranking:
    • Times Rank: 60
    • QS Rank: 46
    • Others: ARWU Rank: 82 and CWTS Rank is 197
  • Famous People studied in that university are
    • Sir Edmund "Toby" Barton, GCMG, PC, KC was an Australian politician and judge who served as the first Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1901 to 1903.
    • Michael Donald Kirby AC CMG is an Australian jurist and academic who is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia, serving from 1996 to 2009
    • Live James AO CBE FRSL is an Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist.
    • Hans Lundgren, better known as Dolph Lundgren, is a Swedish actor, filmmaker, and martial artist.
    • Malcolm Bligh Turnbull is an Australian former politician who was the 29th Prime Minister of Australia from 2015 to 2018.
    • Anthony John Abbott is an Australian politician who served as the 28th Prime Minister of Australia from 2013 to 2015
    • Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lankan actress, former model, and the winner of the Miss Universe Sri Lanka pageant of 2006.
    • Akhilesh Yadav is an Indian politician and the president of the Samajwadi Party.

4. University of Queensland: This University of public research was founded in 1909 by Australian state parliament university and located in Brisbane, capital city of Queensland, Australia. UQ is considered as Australia's fifth oldest university, and also a part of six sandstone universities.

Almost 38000 students from all over the world enroll here to grab their higher education and the alumni of university always are on the top levels of success with global Nobel prize winners and Oscar awardees.

  • Ranking:
    • Times Rank: 60
    • QS Rank: 51
    • Others: ARWU Rank: 55 and CWTS Rank is 143
  • Famous People studied in that university are:
    • Andrew N. Liveris was CEO and chairman of The Dow Chemical Company, a chemical company based in Midland, Michigan
    • Dame Quentin Alice Louise Bryce, AD, CVO is an Australian academic who served as the 25th Governor-General of Australia from 2008 to 2014.
    • Geoffrey Roy Rush AC is an Australian actor. Rush is amongst 24 people who have won the Triple Crown of Acting: an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Tony Award
    • Peter Douglas Beattie AC is a former Australian politician who served as the 36th Premier of Queensland, in office from 1998 to 2007.
    • John Eales AM is an Australian former rugby union player and the most successful captain in the history of Australian rugby.
    • Natalie Louise Cook OAM OLY is an Australian professional beach volleyball player and Olympic gold medallist.

5. Monash University: Founded in 1958, it is the second oldest public research university in the State of Victoria. This is considered as the first university in Australia to be named after a person, military leader Sir John Monash rather than a place. The university campuses are located in other places like Victoria and Malaysia too.

The university enrolls almost 50,000 global students every year and is known as the one of the best universities for researching.

  • Ranking:
    • Times Rank: 74
    • QS Rank: 65
    • Others: ARWU Rank: 79 and CWTS Rank is 168
  • Famous People studied in that university are:
    • Julia Helen Banks is a lawyer and Australian politician.
    • Simon Findlay Crean is a former Australian politician and trade unionist.
    • Peter Howard Costello, AC, is a former Australian politician and lawyer who served as the Treasurer in the Australian Howard Government from 1996 to 2007.
    • William Richard Shorten is an Australian politician who served as Leader of the Opposition and leader of the Australian Labor Party from 2013 to 2019.
    • Lim Guan Eng is a Malaysian politician from the Democratic Action Party currently serving as the Minister of Finance of Malaysia
    • Timothy Fridtjof Flannery FAA is an Australian mammalogist, palaeontologist, environmentalist, conservationist, explorer, and public scientist
    • Julian William Kennedy Burnside AO QC is an Australian barrister, human rights and refugee advocate, and author.

6. University of New South Wales: An Australian public research university established in 1949 and located in the Sydney suburb of Kensington. Out of all Australian universities, This University has the highest median ATAR and attracts the highest number of top 500 students and also ranked 4th in Australia, 43rd in the world according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings. It has international exchange and research partnerships with over 200 universities around the world.

  • Ranking:
    • Times Rank: 78
    • QS Rank: 49
    • Others: ARWU Rank: 101-150 and CWTS Rank is 195
  • Famous People studied in that university are
    • David Michael Gonski AC is an Australian public figure and businessman. Scott John Morrison is an Australian politician who is the 30th and current Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Liberal Party since August 2018.
    • Usman Tariq Khawaja is an Australian cricketer who currently represents Australia and Queensland.
    • Ucinda Mary Turnbull AO is an Australian businesswoman, philanthropist, and former local government politician.
    • Marise Ann Payne is an Australian politician who has been Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Morrison Government since 2018, and was also appointed Minister for Women in 2019.
    • Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson is an Australian actress, writer, and producer.
    • Mark Leigh Bouris AM is an Australian businessman who is best known as the founder and chairman of 'Wizard Home Loans', Australia's second largest non-bank mortgage lender behind Aussie Home Loans.
    • Dabbala Rajagopal "Raj" Reddy is an Indian-American computer scientist and a winner of the Turing Award.
    • Pranav Mohanlal is an Indian actor, singer and songwriter
    • Vega Tamotia is an Indian film actress and model, who has appeared in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu films.

7. University of Western Australia: Established in 1911 and is the sixth-oldest university in Australia, and was Western Australia's only university till 1973. The university is also regarded as one of the "sandstone universities" and has the world’s best teaching principles with notable faculty members.The university shelters almost 25,000 national and international students every year.

  • Ranking:
    • Times Rank: 25
    • QS Rank: 102
    • Others: ARWU Rank: 96 and CWTS Rank is 274
  • Famous People studied in that university are
    • Barry James Marshall AC FRACP FRS FAA is an Australian physician, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, and Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Western Australia.
    • Timothy David Minchin is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, musician, composer, lyricist, and director.
    • Colin James Barnett is a former Australian politician who was the 29th Premier of Western Australia.
    • John Robin Warren AC is an Australian pathologist, Nobel Laureate and researcher
    • Richard Fairfax Court AC is an Australian diplomat and former politician who is the current Australian Ambassador to Japan, serving since April 2017.
    • Fiona Melanie Wood AM is a British-born plastic surgeon working in Perth, Western Australia.
    • Richard Ian Charlesworth AO is an Australian sports coach and former politician.

8. University of Adelaide: The University of Adelaide is the third-oldest university in Australia which is established in 1874, in Adelaide, South Australia.

The University currently enrolls a number of 27,300 students, including over 7,400 international students (2015) from more than 100 countries every year. The university bags renowned achievements and discoveries of the world, such as the discovery and development of penicillin, the development of space exploration, sunscreen, the military tank, Wi-Fi, polymer banknotes and X-ray crystallography, and the study of viticulture and oenology

  • Ranking:
    • Times Rank: 42
    • QS Rank: 125
    • Others: ARWU Rank: 101-150 and CWTS Rank is 203
  • Famous People studied in that university are
    • Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey, OM, FRS, FRCP was an Australian pharmacologist and pathologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Sir Ernst Chain and Sir Alexander Fleming for his role in the development of penicillin
    • Sir William Lawrence Bragg, CH, OBE, MC, FRS was an Australian-born British physicist and X-ray crystallographer, discoverer of Bragg's law of X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the determination of crystal structure
    • Simon John Birmingham, an Australian politician, is a member of the Australian Senate representing South Australia as a member of the Liberal Party since 2007
    • John Robin Warren AC is an Australian pathologist, Nobel Laureate and researcher
    • Helen Mary Mayo, OBE was an Australian medical doctor and medical educator, born and raised in Adelaide.
    • Andrew "Andy" Sydney Withiel Thomas, AO is an Australian and American aerospace engineer and a NASA astronaut.
    • Sir William Henry Bragg OM KBE PRS was a British physicist, chemist, mathematician, and active sportsman who uniquely shared a Nobel Prize with his son Lawrence Bragg

Other Universities:

University Established Times rank ARWU rank QS rank CWTS rank
Australian Catholic University 1991 601–800   701+  
Australian National University 1946 47 77= 22 100
Bond University 1987 501–600   461–470  
Carnegie Mellon University (Australia campus) 2006        
Central Queensland University 1967 401–500   601–650  
Charles Darwin University 2004 251–300   551–600  
Charles Sturt University 1989     701+ 89
Curtin University 1966 401–500 201–300 306= 312
Deakin University 1974 251–300 201–300 355 314
Edith Cowan University 1902 501–600   701+  
Federation University Australia 1870        
Flinders University 1966 351–400 301–400 551–600 345
Griffith University 1971 251–300 301–400 336 300
James Cook University 1970 251–300 201–300 340= 129
La Trobe University 1964 351–400 301–400 386= 430
Macquarie University 1964 251–300 201–300 247= 361
Murdoch University 1973 401–500   501–550  
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1887 401–500 401–500 252= 393
Southern Cross University 1954 501–600      
Swinburne University of Technology 1908 351–400 401–500 441–450 159
Torrens University Australia 2014        
The University of Canberra 1967 401–500   551–600  
The University of Divinity 1910        
University of New England 1938     701+  
The University of Newcastle 1951 201–250 301–400 223 198
The University of Notre Dame Australia 1989        
University of South Australia 1856 251–300   288= 395
University of Southern Queensland 1967 601–800   701+  
University of the Sunshine Coast 1994 501–600      
University of Sydney 1850 60= 82 46= 197
University of Tasmania 1890 301–350 201–300 370= 320
University of Technology Sydney[6] 1870 196 301–400 160 122
University of Wollongong 1951 251–300 301–400 218 264
Western Sydney University 1891 401–500 301–400 551–600 272
Victoria University 1916 351–400   651–700