New Computer Science and Engineering rankings and no the Group of Eight does not rule every rating

Todays rankings are from Times Higher which reports on universities with high-performing engineering and computer science departments.

No ANZ institutions make the world top 50 engineering schools. Monash leads at 57, followed by most of the Group of Eight, UniMelbourne =63, ANU 66, UNSW 69, UofQueensland 73 and University of Sydney at 76. The only other ANZ entrant on the top 100 is UniWollongong at =96. The Go8 outliers are UniAdelaide, in the 101-125 band and UWA in the 126-150 group.

Other ANZ universities to make the top 400 are:

101-125: UTS

126-150: Griffith, Newcastle, UWA

151-175: UniAuckland, UniSA, Victoria U

176-200: RMIT

201-250: Curtin, Flinders, QUT, Swinburne

251-300: CQU, James Cook U, U Waikato

301-400: Massey U, USQ

401-500: UniCanterbury, Murdoch U, WSU.

The University of Melbourne ranks 39th in the world on the THE computer science list. But as with engineering, it is not the usual ranking of the Group of Eight and then daylight. Other top 100 ANZ universities are, ANU and UTS =83, QUT=98.

Others ranked institutions are:

101-125: UNSW, UoQ, UniSydney

126-150: UniAdelaide

151-175: Victoria U

176-200: UniSA, UWA

201-250: UniAuckland, VU of Wellington

251-300: Deakin U, Griffith U, LaTrobe U, Monash U, RMIT, UniWollongong.

Ranking results are always contested with universities pleased praising them (understandably) and those that aren’t either ignoring them or questioning the methodology (reasonably).

Which will surely occur now with VU ahead of two Group of Eight and two ATN universities. And Australian engineering deans might not be keen to talk about universities in Singapore and Beijing being way ahead of any here.

The global top tens are:

engineering: Stanford U, CatTech, UniOxford, MIT, UniCambridge, Princeton U, Peking U, National University of Singapore, ETH Zurich, Imperial College, London

computer science: Stanford U, MIT, UofOxford, ETH Zurich, UofCambridge, CalTech =six with Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Inst Tech, Imperial College, London and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne


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