Melbourne reaffirms its place among the world’s top 50 universities

August 15 / 165

The University has retained its position of 44th in the world according to the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities results.


It is also now the fifth year in a row that the University has been ranked first in Australia according to the ARWU, and the second time Melbourne has ranked in the top 50.


The rankings emphasise the quality and output of research from institutions, and publish the top 500 of more than 1200 universities ranked each year.


Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis said that to be recognised as among the 50 best research universities in the world is a testament to hard work by the entire University community, both those on campus and our partners beyond.  


“It’s a remarkable result to remain a top 50 university given the intense competition in the global higher education sector to gain greater reputation through research excellence.


“During what has been quite a tumultuous time for research in Australia, we’ve worked hard as an institution to enhance the quality and impact of our research efforts. 


“Our commitment to this work will only grow, as we flagged recently in the release of our latest Growing Esteem strategy. The University’s aspiration is to connect research, learning and teaching with local, regional and international alumni and partners, solidifying our global reputation as a comprehensive research university.”


Since the rankings began in 2003, the University has moved up 48 spots from 92, putting it amongst the fastest moving universities in the top 100.


Story by David Scott

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