Overtaking world-renowned institutions such as Georgia Tech, HKUST – Hong Kong, and KU Leuven, the University of Melbourne remains Australia’s best university, according to the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2019, coming in at 32nd, equal with LMU Munich in Germany.
Only nine Australian universities have made it onto The Times Higher Education Rankings list top 200 for 2019 and just two Australian unis in the top 50.
Canberra’s Australian National University also just made it into the top 50, coming in at 49th- slipping one spot from last year.
Other high-scoring institutions in Australia include the University of Sydney (ranked 3rd in Australia and 59th overall), University of Queensland (ranked 4th in Australia and 69th overall), Monash University (ranked 5th in Australia and 84th overall), the University of New South Wales (ranked 6th in Australia and 96th overall), the University of Western Australia (ranked 7th in Australia and 134th overall), University of Adelaide (ranked 8th in Australia and 135th overall), and the University of Technology Sydney (ranked 9th in Australia and 196th overall).
Globally, Oxford University claimed first place for the third year in a row, with the University of Cambridge coming second and Stanford University in the US third.
The top 9 universities in Australia, 2019
- The University of Melbourne – Remains 32nd in the world
- Australian National University – Has slipped 1 place from last year to 49th.
- The University of Sydney – Climbed two places to 59th in the world
- The University of Queensland – Has slipped 4 places from last year to 69th overall
- Monash University – Has slipped 4 places from last year to 84th overall
- University of New South Wales – Has slipped 11 places from last year to 96th overall
- The University of Western Australia – Has slipped 23 places from last year to 134th overall
- The University of Adelaide – Has slipped 1 place from last year to 135th overall
- University of Technology, Sydney – 196th overall
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