Universities in Australia
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Australia
40 out of 42
  • Universities in Australia
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
28
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Australia
  • (22 institution and 6 subject rankings)
28
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Australia
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Australia

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Australia
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Latest Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities from Scimago Institutions. 40 universities from Australia appear in this ranking.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Nature Index - Top 200 Rising Institutions in Asia Pacific updated with The University of New South Wales ranked highest among 5 listed universities in Australia.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Nature Index - Top 200 Institutions in Asia Pacific updated with The University of Queensland ranked highest among 15 listed universities in Australia.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK published most recent results of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Hospitality & Leisure Management). Includes 399 universities from Australia.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Australia

Environmental Sciences
#2 
The University of Queensland
Nursing
#2 
Griffith University
Philosophy
#5 
Australian National University
Biotechnology
#7 
The University of Queensland
Art & Design
#15 
RMIT University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Agricultural Sciences
#16 
The University of Queensland
Communication & Media Studies
#16 
Queensland University of Technology
English Language & Literature
#18 
The University of Sydney
Library & Information Management
#27 
Sydney, University of Technology
Statistics
#35 
The University of Melbourne

Rankings of universities in Australia 2021

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (991 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #31 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #41 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #28 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (410 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #59 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #31 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #174 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (2897 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #62 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #46 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #48 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (1120 reviews)
  • #6 
  • #67 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #44 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #58 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (1181 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #51 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #40 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #31 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (529 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #139 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #92 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #161 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (479 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #118 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #106 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #149 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (773 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #160 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #133 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #250 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


  • #11 
  • #186 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #14 
  • #217 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #231 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (955 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #195 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #214 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #293 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


  • #17 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #196 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #14 
  • #269 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (4072 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #217 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #246 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (569 reviews)
  • #23 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #223 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #296 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (93 reviews)
  • #19 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #275 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #257 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (297 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #303 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #266 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (285 reviews)
  • #21 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #197 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #325 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (485 reviews)
  • #16 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #398 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #334 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (966 reviews)
  • #24 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #295 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #304 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (142 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #25 
  • #462 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #387 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #308 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #366 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (447 reviews)
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  • #25 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #372 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #399 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (388 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #423 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #365 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (261 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #184 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #24 
  • #456 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #31 
  • #512 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


  • #18 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #34 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #27 
  • #489 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 3.5 / 5.0 (201 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #27 
  • #551 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #28 
  • #498 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


  • #31 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #28 
  • #571 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #25 
  • #442 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (339 reviews)
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  • #28 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #30 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #26 
  • #467 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (176 reviews)
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  • #32 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #32 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #33 
  • #526 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (617 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #414 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #37 
  • #552 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (271 reviews)
  • #30 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #31 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #36 
  • #550 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (82 reviews)
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  • #33 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #33 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #39 
  • #559 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (121 reviews)
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  • #35 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #29 
  • #591 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #35 
  • #548 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (490 reviews)
  • #34 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #32 
  • #520 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #34 
  • #965 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (28 reviews)
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  • #36 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #35 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #29 
  • #508 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (206 reviews)
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  • #37 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #34 
  • #540 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #37 
  • #1238 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (139 reviews)
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  • #36 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #30 
  • #510 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #28 
  • #1618 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


  • #4 
  • #49 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #48 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #98 
THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 19 November, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (69 reviews)
  • #38 
  • #555 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #38 
  • #1315 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #33 
  • #3088 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #24 
  • #433 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #384 
RUR World University Rankings
[Published 04 May, 2020]

  • #40 
  • #578 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]

#41

Macquarie Bank, LTD

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (82 reviews)

#42

Fashion Design Studio - TAFE


Australia Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT +8 — GTM +10

Telephone country code: +61

  • Religion:
  • Catholicism  23%
  • Anglican  13%
  • Uniting Church in Australia  4%
  • Islam  3%
  • Orthodox  2%
  • Presbyterian  2%
  • Buddhism, Shintoism  2%
  • Hinduism  2%
  • Atheist, agnostic and unclassified  40%
  • Other religions: Baptist, Pentecostal, Islam  9%
  • Largest cities in Australia:
  • 1. Sydney: 4,600,000
  • 2. Melbourne: 4,300,000
  • 3. Brisbane: 2,189,878
  • 4. Perth: 1,900,000
  • 5. Adelaide: 1,200,000

Largest international airport in Australia:

Sydney International Airport (SYD): 40.796.000 Passengers/Year; 3 Terminals; 9 km. from Sydney city center

Nobel prize laureates:
Brian P. Schmidt (Australian National University, 2011)
 
Barry J. Marshall (NHMRC Helicobacter pylori Research Laboratory, QEII Medical Centre, 2005)
 
Barry J. Marshall (University of Western Australia, 2005)
 
Sir John Eccles (Australian National University, 1963)
 
Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, 1960)

Map with location of universities in Australia

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FAQ

The University of Melbourne ranks #1 in Australia in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Australia Australian National University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 31 rankings where Australian National University is listed.

The University of Queensland is ranked best in Australia for Natural Sciences (Environmental Sciences). See all rankings for the The University of Queensland.

Griffith University is ranked best in Australia for Medicine & Health (Nursing). See all rankings for the Griffith University.

Australian National University is ranked best in Australia for Social Studies & Humanities (Philosophy). See all rankings for the Australian National University.

The University of Queensland is ranked best in Australia for Engineering (Biotechnology). See all rankings for the The University of Queensland.

RMIT University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology is ranked best in Australia for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the RMIT University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

The University of Queensland is ranked best in Australia for Agriculture (Agricultural Sciences). See all rankings for the The University of Queensland.

Queensland University of Technology is ranked best in Australia for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the Queensland University of Technology.

The University of Sydney is ranked best in Australia for Languages & Literature (English Language & Literature). See all rankings for the The University of Sydney.

Sydney, University of Technology is ranked best in Australia for Computer Science (Library & Information Management). See all rankings for the Sydney, University of Technology.

The University of Melbourne is ranked best in Australia for Mathematics (Statistics). See all rankings for the The University of Melbourne.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Oceania:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Most Innovative Universities Asia Pacific:
Patent volume 11.11%
Patent success 11.11%
Global patents 11.11%
Patent citations 11.11%
Percent of patents cited/Patent citation impact 11.11%
Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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