Australian universities have excelled in the 2014/15 QS World University Rankings, released this week.
The rankings, which have been published since 2004, rate universities on aspects such as academic reputation, employer reputation, student–faculty ratio, research citations per faculty, international faculty ratio and international student ratio.
This year’s rankings have placed eight Australian universities in the global top 100.
QS World University Rankings 2014/15 — top 10 Australian universities
|University||Global rank 2014/15|
|Australian National University||25|
|University of Melbourne||33|
|University of Sydney||37|
|University of Queensland||43|
|University of New South Wales||48|
|University of Western Australia||89|
|University of Adelaide||100|
|University of Newcastle||257|
Many universities have improved since the 2013/2014 rankings, including:
- the Australian National University, which rose from number 27 globally to 25
- the University of Sydney, which rose from 38 to 37
- the University of New South Wales, which rose from 52 to 48
- the University of Adelaide, which rose from 104 to 100
- Macquarie University, which rose from 263 to 254
- the University of Newcastle, which rose from 298 to 257.
For further information, visit the QS Top Universities website.