Universities in Australia
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Australia
40 out of 42
  • Universities in Australia
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
49
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Australia
  • (41 institution and 8 subject rankings)
49
  • 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
  • 22 Jun, 2022: Latest CWTS Leiden Ranking from Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands. 33 universities from Australia appear in this ranking.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Nature Index published most recent results of Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions. Includes 15 universities from Australia.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Publication of Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions by Subject (Chemistry). The University of Queensland with highest ranking among universities in Australia ranked #26.
  • 08 Jun, 2022: Latest QS World University Rankings from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. 38 universities from Australia appear in this ranking.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Australia

Pharmacy & Pharmacology
#1 
Monash University
Engineering - Mineral & Mining
#2 
Curtin University
Environmental Sciences
#2 
The University of Queensland
Sports Related Subjects
#2 
The University of Queensland
Philosophy
#3 
Australian National University
Law
#5 
The University of Melbourne
Agricultural Sciences
#9 
The University of Queensland
Art & Design
#15 
RMIT University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Communication & Media Studies
#15 
Queensland University of Technology
Education
#16 
Monash University

Rankings of universities in Australia 2022

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (1202 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #58 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #41 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #2 
  • #33 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (1008 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #33 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #33 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #1 
  • #31 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (418 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #54 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #30 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #7 
  • #164 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]



Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (2918 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #54 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #50 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #3 
  • #50 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


  • #4 
  • #57 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #57 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #4 
  • #52 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (1158 reviews)
  • #6 
  • #70 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #45 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #5 
  • #56 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (542 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #132 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #90 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #8 
  • #168 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (488 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #111 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #109 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #6 
  • #156 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (779 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #143 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #137 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #9 
  • #207 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


  • #12 
  • #193 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #222 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #10 
  • #219 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (986 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #192 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #195 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #15 
  • #267 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


  • #16 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #185 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #14 
  • #257 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (4087 reviews)
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  • #18 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #193 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #12 
  • #245 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (569 reviews)
  • #23 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #190 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #16 
  • #285 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (305 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #300 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #13 
  • #253 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (496 reviews)
  • #14 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #20 
  • #316 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #18 
  • #316 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (96 reviews)
  • #19 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #266 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #11 
  • #243 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (291 reviews)
  • #22 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #192 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #17 
  • #290 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (970 reviews)
  • #24 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #363 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #19 
  • #324 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (452 reviews)
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  • #25 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #296 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #23 
  • #372 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (6 reviews)
  • #15 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #25 
  • #501 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #27 
  • #474 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #293 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #20 
  • #355 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (150 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #461 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #22 
  • #366 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (405 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #22 
  • #425 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #21 
  • #362 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (267 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #170 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #26 
  • #511 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #33 
  • #497 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


  • #17 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #35 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #26 
  • #460 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (352 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #28 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #25 
  • #446 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


  • #32 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #27 
  • #561 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #24 
  • #427 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (176 reviews)
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  • #28 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #30 
  • #487 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 3.5 / 5.0 (202 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #33 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #28 
  • #474 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (626 reviews)
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  • #30 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #24 
  • #481 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #34 
  • #500 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (274 reviews)
  • #31 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #31 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #36 
  • #506 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (87 reviews)
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  • #35 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #32 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #37 
  • #511 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (122 reviews)
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  • #36 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #30 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #35 
  • #505 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (495 reviews)
  • #33 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #37 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #31 
  • #493 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (27 reviews)
  • #37 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #36 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #32 
  • #494 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (205 reviews)
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  • #34 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #38 
  • #533 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #36 
  • #1265 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (144 reviews)
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  • #34 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #29 
  • #483 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #29 
  • #1032 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (71 reviews)
  • #38 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #39 
  • #534 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #38 
  • #1434 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#40

Australian Defence Force Academy

  • #40 
  • #583 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #42 
  • #9815 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#41

Macquarie Bank, LTD

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (87 reviews)


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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The University of Sydney ranks #1 in Australia in our meta ranking composed of 123 university rankings.

Among all universities in Australia The University of New South Wales is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 52 rankings where The University of New South Wales is listed.

Monash University is ranked best in Australia for Medicine & Health (Pharmacy & Pharmacology). See all rankings for the Monash University.

Curtin University is ranked best in Australia for Engineering (Engineering - Mineral & Mining). See all rankings for the Curtin University.

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

The University of Queensland is ranked best in Australia for Sports Science (Sports Related Subjects). See all rankings for the The University of Queensland.

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

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

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

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.

Monash University is ranked best in Australia for Education (Education). See all rankings for the Monash University.

The University of New South Wales is ranked best in Australia for Architecture, Building & Planning (Architecture). See all rankings for the The University of New South Wales.

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 (Computer Science). See all rankings for the Sydney, University of Technology.

The University of Melbourne is ranked best in Australia for Mathematics (Mathematics). 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

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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 Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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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 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%

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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 -THE Young 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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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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