ARWU Rankings of Australian Universities

By | July 20, 2017

ARWU Rankings of Australian Universities

ARWU Shanghai Jiao Tong Australian Rankings


ARWU Australian Universities World Rankings
Aus RankUniversity(World Rank 2015)World Rank 2016
1University of Melbourne4440
2University of Queensland77=55
3Australian National University77=77
4Monash University101-15079
5University of Sydney101-15082
6University of Western Australia8796
7-8University of Adelaide151-200101-150
7-8University of New South Wales101-150101-150
9-14Curtin University201-300201-300
9-14Deakin University301-400201-300
9-14James Cook University301-400201-300
9-14Macquarie University201-300201-300
9-14Queensland University of Technology401-500201-300
9-14University of Tasmania301-400201-300
15-21Flinders University301-400301-400
15-21Griffith University301-400301-400
15-21La Trobe University301-400
15-21University of Newcastle301-400301-400
15-21University of Technology Sydney301-400301-400
15-21Western Sydney University301-400
15-21University of Wollongong201-300301-400
22-23RMIT University401-500
22-23Swinburne University of Technology301-400401-500

Source: Academic Ranking of World Universities published by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was first developed by the Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2003 and led the way in having multiple indicators. As a result of this early entry the ranking system gained traction throughout the world and was spun off by the university to become an annual ranking report published by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, from which it gets its alternative name of the Shanghai Ranking.

The methodology involves a number of different measurements framed under the four categories of Quality of Education, Quality of Faculty, Research Output, and Per Capita Performance. The particular measurements under these categories are:

Quality of Education

* 10% Alumni as Nobel laureates & Field Medalists

Quality of Faculty

* 20% Staff as Nobel Laureates & Field Medalists

* 20% Highly cited researchers in 21 broad subject categories

Research Output

* 20% Papers published in Nature and Science[

* 20% Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-expanded and Social Science Citation Index

Per Capita Performance

* 10% Per capita academic performance of an institution

It is this range of measurements which has made the AWRU one of the most popular ranking scales in the world.