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Media release: Australia’s research universities continue to dominate global rankings

Australia’s Group of Eight (Go8) universities have once again excelled in The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023, securing the highest rankings of all Australian universities.

Seven of Australia’s research-intensive Go8 universities are ranked in the top 100 of the global rankings, which provides a rigorous overview of quality in teaching, research, reputation, research impact and  industry income.

Go8 Chief Executive Vicki Thomson said collectively Go8 universities had increased their overall score in the 2023 rankings and over the past decade had improved by more than 200 places in total.

“This is the largest THE ranking to date with 1,800 universities ranked across the world – to have seven of our members ranked in the top 100 is an outstanding result.

“From Melbourne University leading at 34 to the University of Adelaide (up 23) at 88, the Go8 has demonstrated that despite the challenges of recent years, a commitment to research and academic excellence has upheld Australia’s international reputation as a quality provider of higher education.

“Go8 universities invest $7.2 billion annually into quality research and we receive $1 billion annually in research income from industry – more than twice the rest of the sector combined. We are without peer when it comes to research effort and reputation – which augers well for the future as we emerge from the COVID crisis and the associated economic challenges.”

Ms Thomson said all Australian universities who had increased their ranking deserved recognition and congratulations. 

“More Australian universities have gained ground rather than dropped in the rankings, which is testament to the overall quality of  our higher education sector.”

Full results are available at: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2023 

Contact: Vicki Thomson, Group of Eight Chief Executive on +61 417 808 472