Another big win for UNSW

The University of Melbourne continues the top Australian uni, as rated by Times Higher in its annual global league table, announced this morning. But the day belongs to UNSW

UNSW improved 25 places to 71st in this morning’s world rankings. This more than repairs last year’s setback when it fell nine places from 2017, to equal 96th.

The lift follows the university’s improvement in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities, announced last month, when it made the top global 100. And in June UNSW was ranked by the ARWU equal first in the world for performance by discipline, appearing on 52 of the 54 subjects lists of the top 500 universities in the world.

Overall the Times Higher list is largely unchanged, with six Group of Eight universities among the world top 100. This year’s (with 2018 and 2017) positions are;

Uni Melbourne, =32 (=32.=32). ANU, 50 (49.48). Uni Sydney, 60 (=59,61). Uni Queensland, 66 (69, 65). UNSW, 71 (96, 91). Monash U 75 (84, 80).


Of the other two Group of Eight members, Uni Adelaide did well at 120 (=135, 134). UWA lifted to marginally to 131 (134, 111).


QUT had a good result, improving to 179, from the 201-250 band last year. The University of Canberra also made the top 200, at 193 – improving from the 251-300 group. UTS is the other uni to make the top 200, at =194, up from 196 last year.


Universities moving up a band from last year include;

Griffith U, 201-250 (up from 251-300).

Curtin U, 251-300 (up from 301-350). La Trobe U, 251-300 (up from 301-350). Western Sydney U, 251-300 (up from 351-400).

Deakin U, 301-350 (up from 351-400).  U Tasmania, 301-350 (up from 351-400).

Australian Catholic U, 351-400 (up from 401-500). RMIT, 351-400 (up from 401-500). Swinburne U, 351-400 (up from 401-500).

Bond U, 401-500 (up from 501-600). Edith Cowan U, 401-500 (up from 501-600).


Uni SA dropped from the 201-250 group to 251-300.  CQU and Southern Cross U were in the 601-800 group this year, compared to 501-600 last.


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