Melbourne still Australia’s top university

20 August 2013

The University of Melbourne has retained its position as Australia’s top university in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013. This is the third successive year that Melbourne has been ranked No.1 in Australia.

The University was also ranked 54th in the world, up three places from last year, and No.3 in the Asia-Pacific. Since the rankings began in 2003, Melbourne has jumped 38 places from No.92 to No.54 – reflecting a range of indicators of research quality.

Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Prof Glyn Davis said he was pleased with the recognition of Melbourne’s research strengths.

“It is gratifying to be judged among the finest universities in the world; Melbourne’s performance in individual subjects and overall reflects the hard work and high quality of the research team," he said.

In science, the University is in the top 150 in the world for Physics and Mathematics, in the top 200 for Chemistry.

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