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Eight Australian institutions in this year’s QS World University top 100 rankings

Darren Boon

Thu Sep 25 2014


EIGHT Australian universities made it into the top 100 list of the latest QS World University Rankings, with Australian National University in the lead. Darren Boon reports.


Eight Australian universities were ranked in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings 2014/2015 announced on September 16.

Australian National University, which was ranked 25 globally, continues to be Australia’s and the Oceania region’s leading institution.

Other Australian universities ranked in the top 100 list are:

  • University of Melbourne (33)
  • University of Sydney (37)
  • University of Queensland (43)
  • University of New South Wales (48)
  • Monash University (70)
  • University of Western Australia (89)
  • University of Adelaide (100)

A total of 33 Australian universities made it to the list of 800 universities.

According to the QS World University Rankings website, the rankings compare the top 800 universities across “four broad areas of interest to prospective students”, which include research, teaching, employability and international outlook.

These areas of interest are then measured using the following indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, citations per faculty, international staff ratio and international student ratio.

This year’s top honour once again went to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from the United States.

Apart from the overall rankings, QS World University Rankings also publishes similar results sorted by faculty and subject areas.

A full list of the 2014/2015 rankings is available on the QS World University Rankings website.