Ranking that rates prestige

The Centre for World University Rankings announces its league table

There is not much movement in the global top spots, with Harvard U number one in the world for the 10th straight year.

The same applies in the local league table, with the top ten the same as last year. Uni Melbourne is the 2022 58th in the world (up from 63) followed by Uni Sydney (unchanged at 98). They are followed by the rest of the Group of Eight, with the last of them, Uni Adelaide at 209 well clear of Curtin U (340) and UTS (356).

Stability is probably due to the way CWUR measures performance, using public data and bibliometric scores, which do not change fast. “This is a ranking that emphasises prestige, because of its reliance on the visibility of awards and recognition of academic and alumni,” Angel Calderon (RMIT) suggests, (CMM June 15 2020).