Times Rankings of Australian Universities

By | July 20, 2017

Times Rankings of Australian Universities

The THE Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings system developed out of a relationship with the operators of the QS ranking system and was conceived as being much more comprehensive than the QS system. It was through this that THE hoped to overcome some perceived limitations of the QS system.


THE Times Higher Education Australian Universities World Rankings
UniversityWorld Rank
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1University of Melbourne=333333
2Australian National University475245
3=University of Queensland=6060=65
3=University of Sydney=6056=60
5Monash University747383
6University of New South Wales=7882=109
7University of Western Australia125109157
8University of Adelaide142149=164
9=The University of Newcastle201-250251-300251-275
9=Queensland University of Technology201-250251-300276-300
11=Charles Darwin University251-300251-300301-350
11=Deakin University251-300301-350301-350
11=Griffith University251-300251-300
11=James Cook University251-300251-300
11=Macquarie University251-300301-350301-350
11=University of South Australia251-300351-400276-300
11=University of Technology Sydney251-300201-250226-250
11=University of Wollongong251-300251-300276-300
19University of Tasmania301-350251-300
20=Flinders University351-400251-300
20=La Trobe University351-400351-400
20=Swinburne University of Technology351-400351-400351-400
20=Victoria University351-400
24=University of Canberra401-500501-600
24=Curtin University401-500401-500351-400
24=Murdoch University401-500401-500351-400
24=RMIT University401-500401-500
24=University of Western Sydney401-500401-500351-400
30=Bond University501-600
30=Edith Cowan University501-600501-600
30=Southern Cross University501-600401-500
30=University of the Sunshine Coast501-600
34=Australian Catholic University601-800
34=University of Southern Queensland601-800601-800


Source: Times Higher Education world university rankings system

The particular components of the THE ranking system grouped under category headings are:

Industry Income – innovation

* 2.5% Research income from industry (per academic staff)

International diversity

* 3% Ratio of international to domestic staff

* 2% Ratio of international to domestic students

Teaching – the learning environment

* 15% Reputational survey (teaching)

* 6% PhDs awards per academic

* 4.5% Undergrad. admitted per academic

* 2.25% Income per academic

* 2.25% PhDs/undergraduate degrees awarded

Research – volume, income and reputation

* 19.5% Reputational survey (research)

* 5.25% Research income (scaled)

* 4.5% Papers per research and academic staff

* 0.75% Public research income/ total research income

Citations – research influence

* 32.5% Citation impact (normalised average citation per paper)

The measurement items reflect the objectives of THE in broadening the scope of the ranking system although how well it does this is open to debate.