December 1, 2023

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Australian universities’ reputation for world-class education is slipping. Here’s how they fare on the global scale

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Australia’s universities have taken a hit on global rankings with just one local institution set to hold onto its top-50 spot next year.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings releases an annual list and for 2024, it compares and ranks 1,904 universities across 108 countries and regions.

While Australia’s highest-ranking institution, the University of Melbourne, remains at number 34, over two-thirds of all local universities fell in ranking.

Here’s what you need to know.

What are the top-ranking universities in the world?

  • First: University of Oxford, UK
  • Second: Stanford University, US
  • Third: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
  • Fourth: Harvard University, US
  • Fifth: University of Cambridge, UK

You can see the full list on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings website.

How did Australian universities fare?

Australia has six universities in the top 100 and 11 in the top 200.

University of Adelaide saw the largest drop, exiting the top 100 after falling 23 places.

Five universities have held onto their top 100 spots: University of Melbourne, Monash University, the University of Sydney, Australian National University and the University of Queensland.

However, the University of Queensland has moved down the ranks from 53 to 70.

The highest ranking Australian university still goes to the University of Melbourne, steadfast in 34th place.

These are the universities that have improved in ranking:

  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RMIT University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University of Tasmania
  • Murdoch University
  • Victoria University
  • Central Queensland University
  • Federation University Australia
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Charles Sturt University

Why have Australia’s uni rankings slipped?


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