UNIVERSITY

Universities in Australia

There are 39 Australian universities, of which 2 are private (Bond and Notre Dame).  Australian Universities are located in all major State and Territory capital cities as well as in many regional centres.

Australian universities are controlled by State and Federal legislation. Which means all of the universities in Australia maintains high quality education services to its students.

Australian Universities have three primary roles:

  • Storing knowledge;
  • Transferring knowledge to others;
  • Creating knowledge

How good are Australian Universities?

Many Australians have won various international awards.
There are eight Australians who won Nobel Prize mainly in Medicine.

  • 2005 – Medicine
  • 1996 – Medicine
  • 1975 – Chemistry
  • 1973 – Literature
  • 1963 – Medicine
  • 1960 – Medicine
  • 1945 – Medicine
  • 1915 – Physics

 

Groups of Universities

- Group of Eight

The members of Group of Eight are the oldest universities in Australia and also Australia’s leading universities.

They also:

  • Receive over 70% of national research grants
  • Employ 80% of university researchers
  • Produce 60% of research publications
  • Generate 80% of the most highly cited university publications

The members are:

  • University of Adelaide
  • Australian National University
  • University of Melbourne
  • Monash University
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia

- Australian Technology Network of Universities

This is a group of five universities from each mainland state of Australia that share a common focus regarding the practical approach of tertiary studies and research.

The members are:

  • Curtin University of Technology
  • University of South Australia
  • RMIT University
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Queensland University of Technology

- Innovative Research Universities

This is a group of seven universities that formerly Innovative Research Universities. The group believes that they will be able to establish research concentrations and investment across the universities.

  • Comprehensive disciplinary coverage,
  • Strong commitment to innovation,
  • An inter-disciplinary focus

The members are:

  • Charles Darwin University
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University
  • James Cook University
  • La Trobe University
  • Murdoch University
  • The University of Newcastle

- Regional Universities

  • Central Queensland University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Deakin University
  • James Cook University
  • La Trobe University
  • The University of New England
  • The University of Newcastle
  • University of Ballarat
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Wollongong

- New Generation Universities

  • Australian Catholic University
  • Central Queensland University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Southern Cross University
  • Victoria University
  • University of Ballarat
  • University of Canberra
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • University of Western Sydney

 

Rankings of universities

Australian Universities featuring in the top 700 universities from the QS World University Rankings 2012–2013

National Rank University World Rank
1 Australian National University 24
2 University of Melbourne 36
3 University of Sydney 39
4 University of Queensland 46
5 University of New South Wales 52
6 Monash University 61
7 University of Western Australia 79
8 University of Adelaide 102
9 Macquarie University 233
10 RMIT University 246
11 Curtin  University 258
12 University of Wollongong 264
13 University of Newcastle 268
14 Queensland University of Technology 281
15 University of Technology, Sydney 284
16 University of South Australia 293
17 Flinders University 342
18 University of Tasmania 357
19 Griffith University 368
20 La Trobe University 375


Top 400 universities ranked at the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011–2012

National Rank University World Rank
1 University of Melbourne 37
2 Australian National University 38
3 University of Sydney 58
4 University of Queensland 74
5 Monash University 117
6 University of New South Wales 173
7 University of Western Australia 189
8 University of Adelaide 201–225
9 Macquarie University 226–250
10 University of Wollongong 251–275
11 University of Newcastle 276–300
11 Queensland University of Technology 276–300
13 Charles Darwin University 301–350
13 University of Tasmania 301–350
15 Curtin University 351–400
15 Deakin University 351–400
15 Flinders University 351–400
15 Griffith University 351–400
15 La Trobe University 351–400
15 University of South Australia 351–400
15 Swinburne University of Technology 351–400


Rankings from the 2011 Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities

National Rank University World Rank
1 University of Melbourne 60
2 Australian National University 70
3 University of Queensland 86
4 University of Sydney 96
5 University of Western Australia 102–150
6-7 Monash University 151–200
6-7 University of New South Wales 151–200
8-9 Macquarie University 201–300
8-9 University of Adelaide 201–300
10-13 Flinders University 301–400
10-13 James Cook University 301–400
10-13 University of Newcastle 301–400
10-13 University of Tasmania 301–400
14–19 Curtin University of Technology 401–500
14–19 La Trobe University 401–500
14–19 Swinburne University of Technology 401–500
14–19 University of Technology Sydney 401–500
14–19 University of Wollongong 401–500
14–19 La Trobe University 401–500


In February 2011 the Australian Research Council (ARC) released the ratings. The following table lists the top 15 universities.
KEY (Research Ratings Table) rated 0 – 5 (0 = n/a):

  1. C1 = physical, chemical and earth sciences
  2. C2 = humanities and creative arts
  3. C3 = engineering and environmental sciences
  4. C4 = social, behavioural and economic sciences
  5. C5 = mathematical, information and computing sciences
  6. C6 = biological and biotechnological sciences
  7. C7 = biomedical and clinical health sciences
  8. C8= public and allied health sciences
University C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 Average Score
Australian National University 4.7 4.6 4 4 4.5 4 5 5 4.38
University of Melbourne 4.7 4.5 3.7 4.2 4.7 4 5 4 4.33
University of Queensland 4.3 4 5 4 3.7 4.3 5 4 4.17
University of New South Wales 4 4.2 3.7 4.2 4 4 5 3 4.04
University of Sydney 4 4.2 3.7 3.4 4 3 5 4 3.83
University of Western Australia 3.7 3.2 3.5 3.4 3.5 5 5 4 3.64
University of Adelaide 4.3 3.5 4 2.4 3 4.5 5 4 3.55
Monash University 4 3.7 5 3.2 2.7 3 5 2 3.45
Macquarie University 4.3 3 4 2.8 2.5 5 2 3 3.24
Queensland University of Technology 3.7 3 3.3 2.6 4 2 3 4 3.09
Griffith University 4 3 2.3 2.6 3 3.5 3 3 3
Melbourne College of Divinity 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
University of Technology Sydney 3 3 2 3 3 4 2 3 2.95
University of Tasmania 4 2.8 3 1.8 3 3.5 3 2 2.81
University of Newcastle 3 3.4 3 1.6 2 3 3 3 2.71
University of Wollongong 3 3.4 3 1.6 2 3 3 3 2.71

 

University Locations and Website links

STATE / TERRITORY

UNIVERSITY NAME

LOCATION OF
MAIN CAMPUS

 Australian Capital Territory

The Australian National University Canberra
University of Canberra Canberra

 New South Wales

Australian Catholic University Sydney
Charles Sturt University Albury-Wodonga
Macquarie University Sydney
Southern Cross University Lismore
The University of Newcastle Newcastle
The University of New England Armidale
The University of New South Wales Sydney
The University of Sydney Sydney
University of Technology Sydney Sydney
University of Western Sydney Sydney
University of Wollongong Wollongong

Northern Territory

Charles Darwin University Darwin

Queensland

Bond University Gold Coast
Central Queensland University Rockhampton
Griffith University Brisbane
James Cook University Townsville, Cairns
Queensland University of Technology Brisbane
The University of Queensland Brisbane
University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba
University of the Sunshine Coast Maroochydore

South Australia

The University of Adelaide Adelaide
Flinders University Adelaide
University of South Australia Adelaide

Tasmania

University of Tasmania Hobart

 Victoria

Deakin University Melbourne/Geelong
La Trobe University Melbourne
Monash University Melbourne
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Melbourne
Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne
University of Ballarat Ballarat
The University of Melbourne Melbourne
Victoria University Melbourne

Western Australia

Curtin University of Technology Perth
Edith Cowan University Perth
Murdoch University Perth
The University of Western Australia Perth
The University of Notre Dame Fremantle
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