ANU slips in world rankings

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THE Australian National University has slipped in a respected world ranking of universities, but remains Australia’s top university. CANBERRA STOCK

In the tenth annual edition of Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, the ANU dropped three places to 27th for 2013/14, one of nine top Australian universities that didn’t maintain or improve their position.

Australia’s second highest-ranked university, University of Melbourne, jumped five places to number 31.

Fifteen Australian Universities were on the total list of 400, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) taking top spot, beating second and third-placed Harvard and Cambridge Universities.

The full results of the 2013/14 QS World University Rankings is available on

Australia’s top universities: 

2013 Global Rank 2012 Global Rank Institution
27 24 Australian National University (ANU)
31 36 The University of Melbourne
38 39 The University of Sydney
43 46 The University of Queensland (UQ)
52 52 The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
69 61 Monash University
84 79 The University of Western Australia (UWA)
104 102 The University of Adelaide
263 233 Macquarie University
272 284 University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
276 264 University of Wollongong
279 281 Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
284 258 Curtin University
291 246 RMIT University
298 268 University of Newcastle


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