ANU top in Australia and among the best in the world

Posted 5 Oct 2016

Story by Australian National University

“Every day our researchers and students come up with new ways to help resolve the big issues confronting the nation and the world”

The ANU has maintained its position as Australia’s top university and continues to be counted among the top universities in the world.

The latest QS World University Rankings for 2016-17 rated ANU at 22nd in the world and among the world’s great research and education institutions including Oxford, Cambridge and the great Ivy League universities in the United States. The ranking is down slightly on last year’s equal 19th place.

Domestically, the QS World University Rankings named ANU as the number one institution in Australia, based on a range of measures such as academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations and the ratio of staff to students.

“ANU is proud to be named Australia’s top University and were delighted we have maintained our number one position,” said ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC.

“Everyone at ANU takes great pride in being measured against the best universities in the world, and we are committed to build on the excellence that naturally comes with the responsibility of being a truly national resource for all Australians.

“ANU is an exciting a dynamic place to work and study. Every day our researchers and students come up with new ways to help resolve the big issues confronting the nation and the world.

“Our top ranking reflects the outstanding research efforts of staff and students and demonstrates the University’s ability to conduct research that is equal to or better than the very best in the world.”

ANU was ranked number one in Australia for overall performance, as well as for the ratio of faculty to students and for citations per faculty.

ANU was ranked 25th in the world for academic reputation, up from 26th in 2015, with an overall score of 99.1 out of 100.

The findings were based on rankings for 916 institutions around the world, including 35 universities in Australia.

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