The Australian National University has made the top 20 universities in the world – and ranks within four places of Yale – according to the most recent and biggest international league table.
The QS World University Rankings for 2015 16 have rated ANU as equal 19th internationally – alongside the King’s College, London.
ANU comes 23 spots ahead of its closest competition that is Australian, the University of Melbourne, which sits having fallen nine spots this season.
The operation of ANU is six spots up on this past year’s 25th place, and also a coveted status in the top 20 finds world-wide higher education predominance is shared by it with the likes of Oxford, Cambridge as well as the great Ivy League universities of the United States.
When it arrived 16th for three years, the top 20 deciphered in 2006. It moved to 17th in 2009 and to 20th in 2010 before falling out from the top 20 for the last five years.
The QS World University Rankings considers with more than 120,000 academic staff institutions the merits of more than 3,500 and employers surveyed global.
While it is just one of several global league tables, QS keeps it is the most used yearly position guide based on web traffic, social networking metrics, and estimated online consumers of more than 100 million.
The twelfth edition of the QS ranking, places ANU as Australia’s top university, predicated on a range of measures including company standing, academic standing, research citations as well as the proportion of staff to students.
ANU Vice-Chancellor Ian Young said: “while positions can move around from year to year, the most recent results really are a terrific endorsement of the effort and commitment of our staff and pupils, who all give to produce ANU one of best areas on the planet to study and conduct research”.
“ANU is committed to excellence, and continues to strive to deliver research and education that is equal to, or better than, any on offer in the world.
“Every day our staff and students work to improve our understanding of the world and solve the problems that confront societies.”
Worldwide, ANU was ranked 12th in the planet for Humanities and Arts, 18th for Management and Social Sciences, and equivalent 20th in the world for Natural Sciences.
In Australia, ANU was rated in Arts and Humanities and Natural Sciences, and second in Social Science and Management.
Australia is home to five of the world’s top 50 universities together with the University of Melbourne at 42, the University of Sydney at 45, and the Universities of New South Wales and Queensland at equivalent 46.
Seven of Australia’s elite “Group of 8” feature on earth ‘s top 100, with all the only real exclusion the University of Adelaide which came in at 113.
The entire rankings of QS feature thirtythree Australian representatives in the top 400. The top 400 was not made by the University of Canberra.
The Australia Technology Network – the top-notch providers of business and technology -focused education – enjoyed a superb year in the group finding a rise in spots via an increase with their academic reputation citations.
QS head of research Ben Sowter said “In broad terms Australian associations, especially those without a strong focus on medicine, have fared well in this year’s position partly as a consequence of refinements in the methodology which set a fairer weight on research accomplishments in other fields.
“However, there has also been a strong performance in our academic reputation measure. The international indicators remain the biggest risk to the continued performance of Australian institutions, as increasingly diverse destinations compete more strongly for students and faculty alike.”