Melbourne on the rise in the global reputation rankings

March 15 / 154

The University of Melbourne remains the number one university in Australia according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings for 2015  and has moved up two spots since 2014 to 41 in the world.

Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Susan Elliott, said the result was due recognition of the world-leading performance of the University’s community.
“We’re pleased to again measure up so highly against some of the best institutions in the world.  These results reflect a global awareness of the University’s activity by many of our academic peers.”  

The reputation-only rankings are a subsidiary of the annual THE World University Rankings, to be announced this year in late September at the University of Melbourne, as part of the THE World Academic Summit.

The reputation rankings are based on the world’s largest invitation-only survey of academic opinion, featuring more than 10,000 respondents from nearly 150 countries.

Now in its fifth year, THE, conducted in partnership with Elsevier, has attracted more than 70,000 responses from senior academic figures around the world.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings by discipline group for Australian universities 2014-2015 is below:

Arts and Humanities: ANU (16), Sydney (18), Melbourne (19), Monash (44), Queensland and Macquarie (joint 67), La Trobe (99) and UNSW (100)

Clinical, pre-clinical, health: Melbourne (13), Sydney (23), Queensland (42), Monash (46), UNSW (54), Adelaide (95) and UWA (96)

Engineering and technology: Melbourne (37), Queensland (39), Sydney (46), Monash (48), UNSW (63), South Australia (69), UTS (95)

Life sciences: Melbourne (29), Queensland (31), ANU (33), Monash (63), UWA (64), Adelaide (96)

Physical sciences: ANU (28), Melbourne (30), Queensland (87)

Social sciences: Melbourne (19), ANU (24), Sydney (31), Queensland (35), UNSW (46), Monash(61), UWA (77)

More about the rankings on the official website here.

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