Times Higher Education has released its 2014-2015 World University Rankings, to reveal the best universities across the globe.
Using 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators, the rankings are the only global university performance results to judge research-led universities across all their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
This year Australia improved its national rankings, with eight universities listing in the top 200.
The University of Melbourne continues its reign as best Aussie university in the country, ranked 33rd, up one spot from last year, while the University of Adelaide just made the cut for top 200, sitting at 164th.
The California Institute of Technology in the US has been ranked number one overall – for the fourth year in a row – followed by Harvard University at number two, the University of Oxford in third, Stanford University in fourth and the University of Cambridge coming in fifth.
Here are the eight best Australian universities, and how they ranked internationally.
The University of Queensland is ranked 65th, down two spots from 63rd last year. The only Australian university to drop its position.
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