11 Best Universities in Australia

Sara Abadi

, Education

In the contemporary world, the study patterns have been witnessing a global shift. Australia has been emerging as one of the favorite study destinations for international students. By the QS World University Rankings, 37 universities of the world’s best universities are located in Undoubtedly, great academic records and research facilities are the major factors behind these high rankings.

The details about the best universities in Australia is given below. These are ranked by different world rankings, academic excellence, research facilities, and graduate employability.

  1. Australian National University (ANU)
    The Australian National University (ANU) is the top-ranked and best university in Australia. It is ranked at 29th position across the globe. ANU ranks high due to high standards in the arena of International Faculty and International Students. ANU’s faculty-student ratio is 37.5.

    ANU is situated in Canberra, which happens to be the capital of Australia too. 50% of students are pursuing postgraduate degree programs. ANU has a count of six Nobel Laureates, which includes Prof. Brian P Schmidt and Prof. Peter Doherty.

  2. University of Melbourne
    The University of Melbourne has a national ranking of 2 in Australia and stands 38th in the world according to QS Rankings 2019. It is also considered among the top universities in Australia. Melbourne University has a score of 99.2 on academic reputation and possesses a decent student-faculty ratio of 24.1.

    Its high ranking is due to excellent research facilities, excellence in academics, and teaching. University also ranks 7th across the globe in terms of the employability of graduate students. Out of the total courses in the curriculum, 14 subjects are among the top 20 international courses pursued by students.

    It has been home to scholars like Nobel prizewinner Peter Doherty (physiology and medicine) and fellows of the Royal Society, namely David Solomon and David Boger. In addition to this, it is the second oldest university in Australia which came into existence in 1853

  3. University of Sydney
    The University of Sydney is the oldest university in Australia, which was founded in 1851. The University of Sydney is at 42nd rank in the world and 3rd position in Australia by QS ranking 2019. It has also received a Royal Charter from Queen Victoria. Currently, 73,000+ students are pursuing a variety of courses at the university.

    It has an extensive alumni network that spans 3,50,000 alumni across 170 countries. In addition to this, 250+ exchange opportunities exist for students. Notably, five Australian prime ministers happened to attend the University of Sydney.

  4. University of New South Wales
    University of New South Wales (UNSW) holds ranks among the top 100 universities around the globe. It has a strength of 59,000+ students, along with a robust research network of 7,000+scholars.

    By the University data, it has invested $250 million in infrastructure for research facilities since 2015 to attract the top 5% of researchers of the respective fields. The main UNSW campus is at a distance of seven kilometers from the center of Sydney.

    The university launched the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre. Its goal is to support students in designing, analyze, and experiment with business ideas from different domains.

  5. University of Queensland
    University of Queensland (UQ) possess 5th rank Australia and 47th in the world according to QS rankings.

    The University of Queensland is majorly focused on teaching excellence. As a result, the University of Queensland has won more Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) than any other universities in the country.

    The University of Queensland is known to be home to Nobel laureates, Peter C Doherty and John Harsanyi, and close to 100 Rhodes Scholars amongst its alumni.

  6. Monash University
    The largest university in Australia, Monash University, is among the world’s top 100 universities. Monash University happens to be a member of the prestigious Group of Eight (an alliance of world-leading research-intensive Australian universities).

    It offers a wide range of over 150 fields, which have a focus on subjects like additive manufacturing, domestic violence, sustainable design, and drug development.

    Monash University holds rank at 59th position in terms of graduate employability.

  7. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
    It was established just 30 years ago, and in such a short period, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) holds rank at 10th position amongst the top 50 young universities of the globe by the QS top 50 under 50, 2019.

    The University of Technology Sydney holds rank at 64th position in terms of graduate employability. According to the latest data, 78 percent of Australian-resident undergraduates get employment four months after graduating.

  8. University of Western Australia
    The University of Western Australia is situated in Perth, holds rank at 91st position in the world in 2019. It possesses the highest score out of the 10 best universities in Australia for its share of international faculty members.

  9. University of Adelaide
    The University of Adelaide possesses 114th rank in the world according to QS rankings in 2019.

    The University of Adelaide is famous for its innovations in various domains of research by the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA), a national research evaluation framework that was conducted by the Australian Research Council (ARC).

  10. University of Newcastle
    The University of Newcastle possesses 214th rank in the world according to QS rankings in 2019 by stepping up the rank chart by 10 places. It is known for its excellent academic performance and research facilities, spanning a variety of subjects.

    The University of Newcastle came into existence in 1965. Its main campus is located in the Callaghan suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales.

    It possesses a strength of 26,615 students at six campuses, which includes one in Singapore.

  11. Macquarie University
    Macquarie University is ranked among the top 1% of universities across the globe. It is considered to be one of the best universities in Australia for masters, producing postgraduates who happen to be the most qualified professionals in the world.

    With strong roots in innovation and research, Monash University is known for out of the box ideas emerging from different fields.