Australian Unis jump up in World Rankings
Australian universities have greatly improved their world rankings according to the latest Higher Education (THE) world rankings index. This year, 24 Australian institutions either moved up in the rankings or held their position and another four came onto the rankings for the first time.
The annual rankings comprise the top 980 universities worldwide, judging them across the categories of teaching, international outlook, research, citations and industry income.
* Six Australian universities have been ranked among the best 100 in the world
* The University of Melbourne jumped eight places to come in equal 33rd, with the Australian National University (47th), University of Queensland and University of Sydney (equal 60th), Melbourne's Monash University (74th) and the University of NSW (78th) all improving on their 2015 results.
"In general, Australia's leading universities produce highly influential research and are successful at both attracting top international talent and collaborating with scholars from across the world," THE world university rankings editor Phil Baty said.