Rankings decline delayed (again)

The all but universally expected COVID-caused crunch in research performance scores does not show up at the top end of the Times Higher Education engineering and computing results


THE calls this as a good year for Australia with the local top eight all in the global 100. But the eight aren’t all as is easily assumed.

UNSW is = 46th in the world, followed by Monash U (55th), Uni Melbourne (57th), Uni Sydney (65th) just ahead of Uni Queensland (66th). But Uni Wollongong (83rd) is ahead of two other Go8 institutions, Uni Adelaide (92nd) and ANU (93rd) in the global top hundred.

This is another in a string of ranking wins for UNSW, which has lifted 13 places in THE engineering from its 2019 number–a solid improvement at the top end where gains are often incremental. And it follows a 20-place improvement in the recent Academic Ranking of World Universities (CMM August 17).


Uni Melbourne is in its accustomed top local spot at 51st in the world, up 13 places. It is ahead of ANU (=56th), UNSW (=65th), UTS (70th), Uni Sydney (74th) and Monash U (=93rd).

(THE also provides a combined technology and engineering ranking, which skews the discipline results).