Australian Universities in QS Rankings 2010

A total of 8 Australian universities made it to the global top 200 in the QS World University Rankings 2010, but only the University of New South Wales managed to improve its international standing from 47th in 2009 to 46th in 2010. Another seven Australian institutions fell in the rankings this year, with Australian National University ranked top in the country and 20th in the world (dropped three places from 17th).

The University of Sydney and University of Melbourne were rated 37th and 38th respectively (both of them were ranked joint 36th last year in the survey).

University of Queensland was placed 43rd globally (down from 41st in 2009), Monash University at 61st (down from 45th) and University of Western Australia at 89th (down from 84th). The University of Adelaide fell out of the top 100 in this year's rankings, moving down 21 places from 81st to 103rd in 2010.

In the subject rankings, the following Australian universities have made significant improvements:
  • University of NSW improved its rankings from 35th to 33rd for Social Sciences.
  • ANU is ranked in the top 20 for Natural Sciences (up from 21st). 
  • UWA moved up 23 places for Engineering & IT (from 131st to 108th); up 15 places for Life Sciences & Biomedicine (from 77th to 62nd); up 12 places for Natural Sciences (from 163rd to 151st).
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