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6 Australian Universities Have Climbed in the Times Higher Education World Rankings

The Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings 2023 have been released – and several Australian universities are moving up the ladder! It’s not unusual for Australian universities to rank highly on the global stage, but what’s particularly exciting about the 2023 rankings is that six universities in the top 200 have claimed higher spots than last year

More than ever, Australian education providers are being recognised for their exceptional advances in teaching, research and industry outcomes. With these accolades, it’s easy to see why Australia is the study destination of choice for thousands of international students every year.

Wondering if your university (or the one you’re considering) made the cut? Read on to find out.

Read more: What’s Actually Behind University Rankings?

Which universities are ranked in the top 200 in 2023? 

Ten Australian institutions secured places in the top 200 universities in the world:

  • University of Melbourne – #34
  • Monash University – #44
  • The University of Queensland – #53
  • University of Sydney – #54
  • Australian National University – #62
  • UNSW Sydney – #71
  • University of Adelaide – #88
  • The University of Western Australia – #131
  • University of Technology Sydney – #133
  • Macquarie University – #175

Read more: The 2022 QS World University Rankings Are in! Where Does Your Uni Rank?

Which universities have climbed the ranks?


@insiderguides 6 universities have climbed the ranks in this year’s Times Higher Education rankings – is yours one of them? Tell us in the comments what you love about studying there 📣💬 #fyp #insiderguides #internationalstudents @uniofqld @sydney_uni @uniofadelaide @uniwesternaustralia @macquarieuniversity ♬ Happy Up Beat (Medium) – TimTaj

Of these 10, six universities have made impressive strides, claiming higher ranks than in 2022:

  • Monash University – From #57 to #44: Australia’s largest university, Monash is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities. Monash is known for its flexible study options and wide range of course offerings.
  • The University of Queensland – From #54 to #53: The University of Queensland has long been recognised for its world-class research and decorated teaching staff. It also boasts an impressively diverse cohort, with 41 per cent of its student body consisting of international students.
  • University of Sydney – From #58 to #54: Australia’s oldest university, the University of Sydney has jumped in the ranks largely due to its growing research initiatives. For example, the University has played a key role in COVID-19 research, advising policymakers and helping to develop vaccines.
  • University of Adelaide – From #111 to #88: Moving up a whopping 23 places, the University of Adelaide is #1 in South Australia for graduate employability.
  • The University of Western Australia – From #132 to #131: Boasting a five-star teaching rating, the University of Western Australia offers a unique and innovative course structure to future-proof students’ degrees.
  • Macquarie University – From #192 to #175: Featuring high-quality facilities and opportunities for hands-on work experience, Macquarie has 300+ industry partners on its campus and in its innovation precinct.