US News Rankings of Australian Universities 2017

By | July 20, 2017

US News Rankings of Australian Universities

US News Australian Universities World Rankings

The US News is the most recent entrant in the world university rankings market as it builds on its reputation as a leading publisher of higher education rankings for the domestic American market.


US NEWS Australian Universities World Rankings
University(World Rank
World Rank
1University of Melbourne4036=
2University of Sydney5145=
3University of Queensland5252
4Monash University84=79
5=Australian National University80=80=
5=University of New South Wales90=80=
7University of Western Australia128=95=
8University of Adelaide184=152=
9Macquarie University322=267=
10James Cook University354=273
11University of Technology Sydney448=294
12Curtin University346=297=
13Griffith University401=307=
14Deakin University381=309=
15=The University of Newcastle366=313=
15=University of Wollongong346=313=
17Queensland University of Technology339319=
18University of Tasmania366=323
19Western Sydney University384=
20=Swinburne University of Technology433=
20=University of South Australia479=433=
22Flinders University471
23RMIT University486=
24La Trobe University534=
25Victoria University613=
26Murdoch University625=
27University of New England691=
28Edith Cowan University706=
29Charles Darwin University803=
30Charles Sturt University854=
31Southern Cross University896=

The move into the the global ranking market has involved some adjustment to their ranking criteria with the following measurements being used:

Source: Global research reputation US News ranking of universities outside the United States

* 12.5% Regional research reputation

* 12.5% Publications

* 10% Normalized citation impact

* 10% Total citations

* 12.5% Number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited

* 10% Percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited

* 10% International collaboration

* 5% Number of Ph.D.s awarded

* 5% Number of Ph.D.s awarded per academic staff member

This range of measurements appears reasonably comprehensive and the publication of the results has been welcomed by an audience which appears to have an insatiable appetite for these types of world university ranking systems.