Australian Universities in QS Ranking 2016-2017

Five Australian universities have made the top 100 in the 2016-2017 QS World University Rankings, with Australian National University rated 1st in Australia and 22nd in the world, followed by the University of Melbourne at 42nd, the University of Sydney at 46th, the University of NSW at 49th, the University of Queensland at 51st and Monash University at 65th.

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has continued its surge upwards in the QS World University Rankings 2016/17, rising 25 places to 218th from its 2015 result of 243rd, placing it among the top 10 universities in the country. UOW also increased the number of citations each faculty member has received in academic journals around the world – a clear measure of the growing impact and quality of its research.

La Trobe University was placed 386th in the 2016/17 QS World University Ranking, an improvement of eight ranking points on the 2015 outcome and a further lift from 2014. La Trobe is now ranked in the top 400 by all three major ranking agencies: the QS, the Times Higher Education and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

The annual QS ranking uses six indicators to compare the world’s top 900 universities: academic and employer reputation, staff–student ratios, research citations and the proportion of international staff and students.