New rankings have shown that Australia has opened more world-class universities in the past 50 years than any other nation. The most recent Times Higher EducationTop 100 Under 50 Ranking includes 16 Australian universities in the top 100 and seven in the top 50.
Top 100 under 50
|21||University of Technology, Sydney||New South Wales|
|30||University of Newcastle||New South Wales|
|31||University of Wollongong||New South Wales|
|33||Queensland University of Technology||Queensland|
|35||University of South Australia||South Australia|
|48||Charles Darwin University||Northern Territory|
|56||University of Western Sydney||New South Wales|
|65||Murdoch University||Western Australia|
|65||Swinburne University of Technology||Victoria|
|75||La Trobe University||Victoria|
|77||Flinders University||South Australia|
|81||Curtin University||Western Australia/New South Wales|
|90||Edith Cowan University||Western Australia|
A number of universities showed significant improvement since the 2014 rankings. La Trobe University rose from 100th place to 75th, while the University of Technology, Sydney moved from 47th place to 21st, taking out the top Australian spot in 2015. RMIT University and Edith Cowan University also entered the ranking.
The Top 100 Under 50 Rankings provide a comprehensive comparison of universities aged under 50. They consider factors under five broad banners: teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (innovation).
Ranking and ratings provide a useful base to begin researching universities, but you should consider each university, and each course, against factors that match your individual goals and interests. A university that is a good choice for you may not be the best choice for another student. Consider what matters most, whether it’s the international outlook of a university, its quality of teaching or reputation of academics, or its campus facilities and options for extracurricular involvement.