Melbourne ranked number 44 in the world

August 14 / 142

Melbourne has achieved a ranking of 44 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the highest-ever result for an Australian institution.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis said the result was a major achievement for Australia.

“It is an important achievement to have a university ranking within the 50 best research universities in the world – it is a very prestigious group and we are delighted to be considered among them,” he said.

“This ranking demonstrates the quality and impact of the research being conducted by staff across the University, but importantly, it is also a reflection of the strength of our industry, community and government partnerships, collaborations and affiliations. 

It is only by working together, bringing together the best minds; that we are able to have a real impact on addressing the grand challenges our global community is facing.

“These rankings are a testament to those partnerships and their impact.”

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor James McCluskey, added his thanks to the Vice-Chancellor’s, noting that the Research @ Melbourne Strategy focuses on ensuring the quality and impact of our research over the longer term.  

This is the fourth successive year Melbourne has been ranked number one in Australia, lifting from 54th in the world last year.

Since the rankings began in 2003 Melbourne has moved up 48 spots from 92, making it one of the fastest moving universities in the world in the top 100.

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