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The QS World University Rankings 2022 Are In! Where Does Your Uni Rank?

Note: The QS World University Rankings 2023 are now out! Read our article to discover your university’s updated ranking.

Year after year, Australia is recognised for its world-class education providers – and 2022 is proving to be no different! In the newly-released QS World University Rankings 2022, several Australian universities ranked among the best on the planet. Many institutions even ranked in the top 10 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.

Wondering where your university ranked in the lineup? Read on to find out! 

What criteria are the rankings based on?

University rankings are determined based on several factors. The six metrics used by the QS Rankings are:

  • Academic reputation
  • Employer reputation
  • Faculty/student ratio
  • Citations per faculty
  • International faculty ratio
  • International student ratio

Overall rankings

Several Australian universities cracked the top 200 in this year’s list, including:

  • Australian National University (27th)
  • The University of Melbourne (37th)
  • The University of Sydney (38th)
  • The University of New South Wales (43rd)
  • The University of Queensland (47th)
  • Monash University (58th)
  • The University of Western Australia (93rd)
  • The University of Adelaide (108th)
  • The University of Technology Sydney (133rd)
  • University of Wollongong (193rd)
  • Curtin University (194th)
  • The University of Newcastle, Australia (197th)
  • Macquarie University (200th)

Rankings by subject

Monash University ranked #1 in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology studies, beating out prestigious competitors, including Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard.

Curtin University came in second place globally and first in Australia for mineral and mining engineering. The University of New South Wales (UNSW) came in third in this category, while the University of Queensland and the University of Western Australia ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.

Sports lovers should head to the University of Queensland, which was named #1 in Australia and #2 in the world for sports-related subjects. The University of Sydney was close behind in #4, followed by Deakin University in #6 and the University of Melbourne in #10. 

Australia’s overall highest-ranking university, Australian National University, secured the third position in philosophy, sixth for anthropology and seventh for geography.

The University of Adelaide also ranked #10 in petroleum engineering studies.

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