QS World Rankings of Australian Universities 2017 - 2018

QS World Rankings of Australian Universities 2017 - 2018

QS Ranking of Australian Universities


QS Australian Universities World Rankings
UniversityQS Rank
QS Rank
QS Rank
1Australian National University202219
2University of Melbourne=414242
3University of New South Wales454946
4University of Queensland=475146
5University of Sydney504645
6Monash University606567
7University of Western Australia=9310298
8University of Adelaide=109125113
9University of Technology Sydney176193218
10University of Newcastle=224245256
11University of Wollongong232218243
12Macquarie University=240247229
=13Queensland University of Technology=247276263
=13RMIT University=247252273
15Curtin University262306284
16University of South Australia=279288288
17Deakin University=293355324
18University of Tasmania313370379
19Griffith University=325336329
20La Trobe University360386394
21James Cook University=367340387
22Swinburne University of Technology421-430441-450501-550
23Bond University431-440461-470501-550
24Murdoch University501-550501-550551-600
=25Flinders University551-600551-600501-550
=25University of Canberra551-600551-600551-600
=25Western Sydney University551-600551-600651-700
29Charles Darwin University651-700551-600551-600
30Victoria University701-750651-700601-650
=31Edith Cowan University751-800701+701+
=31University of Southern Queensland751-800701+701+
=33Australian Catholic University801-1000701+
=33Charles Sturt University801-1000701+701+
=33Southern Cross University801-1000
=33University of New England801-1000701+651-700
=33University of the Sunshine Coast801-1000


Source: QS World University Rankings

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.