Rank of Australian Universities in 2016-2017
Ranking universities are done by different organizations or countries, but the most reliable three types are:
- Shanghai ranking
Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) http://www.arwu.org
The ranking of universities is done for the first time in 2003 by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China to compare with other world universities. This ranking is released internationally and will get updated annually.
This ranking system is based on the quality of the faculty, education and the researches done by the universities.
- QS ranking
In collaboration with Times Higher Education, from 2004 QS group began using the Quacquardli Symonds to do the university rankings. The ranking criteria is based upon the academic activities, the ratio of staff members to students in each faculty and the number of international articles published by the university.
Since 2009, both organizations have stopped working together and now they use different systems to do the university rankings.
- Times ranking
Times Higher Education Supplement www.thes.co.uk
As mentioned previously, Times Higher Education has stopped working with QS group, and since 2009 they use a different system.
The most important criteria for this system is to do with practical measures, such as the overall performance of the universities.
The official site of Times considers various factors including the number of students, the percentage of non-native students, the budget, the number of articles, the impact of those articles, the amount of investment in research, etc. in order to rank the universities each year. This year, there are 22 Australian universities ranked in the top 400 universities in the world. Some of these universities are written in the following list:
University of Melbourne 33
Australian National University 47
University of Sydney 60
University of Queensland 60
Monash University 74
University of Western Australia 125
University of Adelaide 142