Sydney beats Melbourne in new research ranking

Management will be instructing casual tutors to dance in the streets at the University of Sydney this morning, with news is has knocked off the University of Melbourne in a ranking.

UniSydney, comes in first in the country and 23rd in the world, ahead of UniMelbourne at 26th , in the new nations-edition of the academic performance league table produced by researchers at the Infomatics Institute of the Middle East Technological Institute, in Ankara.

The University Ranking by Academic Performance measures research performance on six sets of data, all extracted from InCites, which measures citation data from Web of Science. A learned reader wise in the wise of performance metrics, rates URAP, saying, “it measures research performance based on a finely tuned balance of volume and quality and has deleted the bottom 25 per cent of publications to emphasise the quality of research recorded.”

After the universities of Sydney and Melbourne the six other members of the Group of Eight follow; the University of Queensland is third in the country and 39th in the world, ahead of Monash U (46), UNSW (52). However, there is a big gap to the remaining three, none of which make the global top 100, UWA (107), ANU (129) and University of Adelaide (146). The last two in the national top ten are Curtin U at 249 and Griffith U at 279. While all publicly funded Australian universities appear, the last seven are out of the world top 1000; U Sunshine Coast, Charles Darwin U, Southern Cross U, CQU, Federation U, Notre Dame Australia and Bond U.

The new URAP ranking follows its June discipline table, which produced a similar result, UniSydney(26th in world), UniMelbourne (30), UniQueensland (40), Monash U (53), UNSW (60), UWA (106), ANU (130), UniAdelaide (157), Curtin U (272) and Griffith U (269) (CMM June 18).



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