UniRanks Best Universities in Australia 2017

December 2016

The new edition of UniRanks World University Ranking features seven Australian universities in its prestigious top 100 list. This places Australia as the fourth country with the highest number of institutions in the UniRanks ranking, just behind the United States (44), United Kingdom (12), and Netherlands (8), and one of the highest number of institutions relative to population.

Australia even boasts three institutions in the World top 50 with the University of Melbourne (33rd), the University of Queensland (47th), and the Australian National University (48). They are followed by the University of Sydney (53rd), Monash University (68th), the University of New South Wales (72nd), and the University of Western Australia (95th).

UniRanks World University Ranking compiles the results of the five most influential university rankings: THE World University Ranking, QS World University Ranking, US News Best Global University, Shanghai ARWU Ranking, and Reuters World Top 100 Innovative Universities. UniRanks provides an easy overview of an institution performances across indicators and rankings, and is the reference University Ranking of Rankings.

Discover the full ranking here .

Top Universities in Australia

1. University of Melbourne

  • Established: 1853
  • Nobel Laureates: 7
  • Fields Medallist: 0
  • Turing Awards: 0

The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50.

source: www.unimelb.edu.au

2. University of Queensland

  • Established: 1909
  • Nobel Laureates: 2
  • Fields Medallist: 0
  • Turing Awards: 0

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. We strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

source: www.uq.edu.au

3. Australian National University

  • Established: 1946
  • Nobel Laureates: 6
  • Fields Medallist: 1
  • Turing Awards: 0

ANU is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Our location points to our unique history, ties to the Australian Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people.

Our focus on research as an asset, and an approach to education, ensures our graduates are in demand the world-over for their abilities to understand, and apply vision and creativity to addressing complex contemporary challenges.

source: www.anu.edu.au

4. University of Sydney

  • Established: 1850
  • Nobel Laureates: 3
  • Fields Medallist: 0
  • Turing Awards: 0

Education for all, leadership for good. Progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo and improving the world around us are in our DNA.

source: www.sydney.edu.au

5. Monash University

  • Established: 1958
  • Nobel Laureates: 0
  • Fields Medallist: 0
  • Turing Awards: 0

Monash University was established in Melbourne, Australia in 1958. We are a youthful organisation, enthusiastic, optimistic and accessible. We believe quality education and research can change the world for the better.

source: www.monash.edu.au

6. University of New South Wales

  • Established: 1949
  • Nobel Laureates: 0
  • Fields Medallist: 1
  • Turing Awards: 0

Established in 1949 with a unique focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines, UNSW is a leading Australian university committed to making a difference through pioneering research and preparing the next generation of talented global citizens for career success.

UNSW has a proud tradition of sustained innovation, focusing on areas critical to our future – from climate change and renewable energies to lifesaving medical treatments and breakthrough technologies. In the social sciences, UNSW research informs policy and expert commentary in key issues facing society ranging from human rights and constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians to public health and population ageing.

UNSW offers an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. We attract talented students from across Australia and around the world. Our 50,000-plus students come from 128 countries, making us one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan universities. Our emphasis on quality continues to push up entry standards with record demand from the State’s top school leavers.

The main UNSW campus is located on a 38 hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other major campuses are Art & Design in Paddington and UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

source: www.unsw.edu.au

7. University of Western Australia

  • Established: 1911
  • Nobel Laureates: 2
  • Fields Medallist: 0
  • Turing Awards: 0

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia’s leading universities and has an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. It has almost 24,000 students enrolled across nine faculties. A model of broad undergraduate studies followed by postgraduate professional qualifications is designed to produce well-rounded graduates, as well as provide additional entry opportunities for a wider range of students.

As Western Australia's premier university, UWA was equal first overall in Australia based on key measures in the Good Universities Guide 2014 including student demand, graduate outcomes, graduate starting salaries, getting a full-time job and research grants. The University aims to be counted among the top 50 universities in the world by 2050.

source: www.uwa.edu.au