Australian Universities in QS Ranking 2011/2012

Australian universities are ranked highly in the QS World University Rankings 2011/2012. There are five Australian institutions ranked in the world's top 50, with Australian National University rated highest in the nation and 26th best in the world, ahead of The University of Melbourne (31st globally), The University of Sydney (38th globally), The University of Queensland (48th globally), and The University of New South Wales (49th globally).

The Group of Eight (Go8) member institutions are all placed within the global top 100. Melbourne is the fastest rising Australian university in the Go8, moving up seven places to 31st in the world. The University of Melbourne is also rated equal fourth in the world for graduate recruitment.

The University of South Australia is the Australian university that has made the biggest jump in ranking in the QS World University Rankings 2011/12. It is ranked equal 256th in the world, which is an increase of 25 places this year on top of rising 14 places the year before. The University of South Australia is also one of the members of the Australian Technology Network of universities.

Australian universities that achieved a big increase in 2011 ranking are:
- Melbourne up from 38th to 31st.
- Monash up a place to 60th in 2011.
- Curtin University and the University of Western Australia were both up 16 places.
- Queensland University of Technology up 22 places to 267th internationally.
- The University of Western Australia up 16 places to 73rd.
- The University of Adelaide successfully made it to top 100 (up 11 places to 92nd).
- Macquarie up 9 places to 211th.
- University of South Australia up 25 places to 256th.

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