2017 World Ranking of Australian Universities

By | July 20, 2017

World Ranking of Australian Universities

Below is a list of the 2017 Australian University World 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.

Australian Universities Within the Main World University Ranking Systems
1University of Melbourne=41=334036=
2Australian National University20477780=
3University of Sydney50=608245=
4University of Queensland=47=605552
5Monash University60747979
6University of New South Wales45=78101+80=
7University of Western Australia=931259695=
8University of Adelaide=109142101+152=
9Macquarie University=240251+201+267=
10University of Newcastle=224201+301+313=
11University of Technology Sydney176251+301+294
12University of Wollongong232251+301+313=
13Queensland University of Technology=247201+201+319=
14Deakin University=293251+201+309=
15RMIT University=247401+401+486=
16Curtin University262401+201+297=
17University of South Australia=279251+433=
18Griffith University=325251+301+307=
19James Cook University=367251+201+273
20University of Tasmania313301+201+323
21Swinburne University of Technology421+351+401+433=
22La Trobe University360351+301+534=
23Flinders University551+351+301+471
24Bond University431+501+
25Charles Darwin University651+251+803=
26Murdoch University501+401+625=
27Western Sydney University551+401+301+384=
28University of Canberra551+401+
29Charles Sturt University801+854=
30Edith Cowan University751+501+706=
31University of New England801+691=
32University of Southern Queensland751+601+
33Victoria University701+351+613=
34Southern Cross University801+501+896=
36Australian Catholic University801+601+
37University of the Sunshine Coast801+501+

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