Another UNSW win in top research ranking

Any funding impact of COVID-19 on research output does not show in the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities

Uni Melbourne holds its global position in the ARWU, released yesterday.  It is, again, the only local institution rated in the world top 50, at 33 – up from 35 last year and 42 in 2019. Uni Queensland follows at 51, marginally up its 54th position in 2019 and’20.

UNSW continues its climb, with a third annual improvement, from 94 in 2019 to 74 in 2020 and 65 this year. This, as the university was quick to point out yesterday, is a strong performance given it rated 134 in 2016. It adds to an already outstanding 2021 – UNSW had 36 per cent of its subjects in the ARWU world top 50.

The other Australian universities in the world’s top 200 are, * Uni Sydney, 69 this year, 74 in 2020, and 81 in 2019, * ANU 76 (67 and 76) * Monash U 80 (85,75), * UWA 96 (85, 95) and * Uni Adelaide 101-150 unchanged.

Griffith U, James Cook U and QUT also had wins, moving into the 201-300 band. And Uni SA made it into the world’s top 500.

Tomorrow: Angel Calderon (RMIT) analyses at all the local ARWU achievements