Australian universities stay strong in world rankings
QS World University Rankings 2016/17 has just released the latest world university rankings, and four of OzTREKK’s Australian universities were out to represent and held strong in the top 100. In fact, they are all within the top 470, and considering there are more than 10,000 universities around the world, this is a big deal!
- University of Melbourne at #42
- University of Sydney at #46
- University of Queensland at #51
- Monash University at #65
The University of Sydney has again been named in the top 50 universities in the world, with a formal ranking of 46 in the latest QS World University Rankings. Sydney’s result confirms its place among the world’s leading research and educational institutions. It also underscores the university’s consistent strength among its peers over the past decade, despite the increasingly intense competition in the global higher education sector.
“We’re delighted that so many of our colleagues around the world think highly of our research and teaching,” said Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison.
University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj, while acknowledging that minor shifts in individual rankings of the world’s more than 10,000 universities would occur from year to year, said the result continues to demonstrate the hard work of UQ’s staff and students, and research achievements.
“Having globally recognised universities is incredibly important for Australia’s higher education exports,” he said. “It’s also a great result for Queensland, which is looking to diversify its economy through greater innovation and collaboration between top researchers and industry.”