Here Are The 8 Best Universities In Australia, And How They Rank Internationally

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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.

University of Melbourne is ranked 33rd, up one spot from 34th last year.

The Australian National University is ranked 45th, up three spots from 48th last year.

The University of Sydney is ranked 60th, up 12 spots from 72nd last year.

The University of Queensland is ranked 65th, down two spots from 63rd last year. The only Australian university to drop its position.

Monash University is ranked 83rd, up eight spots from 91 last year.

The University of New South Wales is ranked 109th, up five spots from 114 last year.

The University of Western Australia is ranked 157th, up 11 spots from 168th last year.

The University of Adelaide is ranked 164th, after failing to make the cut last year, listing in the 201-225 bracket. It was however ranked 176th in the 2012-2013 rankings.

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