Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2021 are out and it is a matter of pride for Australia that 6 out of 37 top universities from Australia are in the list of prestigious 100 universities.
Let’s take a round of the top 5 Australian educational institutions and check their highlights
1. University of Melbourne
Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is the second oldest university of Australia and the oldest in Victoria. It ranked 31st globally and 1st nationally in 2020-2021 iteration of Times Higher Education ranking. Melbourne university has produced 7 Nobel laureates and many notable alumni including Prime Minister of Australia and justices of High, Federal, Family and Victorian Supreme Courts.
2. University of Sydney
Founded in 1850, it is the first university of Australia and also one of six sandstone universities. Also, the British Daily Telegraph and The Huffington Post ranked its campus in the to 10 of the world most beautiful campuses. The Times Higher Education ranking of the university is 51st globally and 2nd nationally. So far, it has produced five Nobel and two Crafoord laureates, seven prime ministers, nine state governors and territory administrators and two governor generals.
3. Australian National University (ANU)
Founded in 1946, ANU has the distinction of being one of the most selective institutes of higher learning in the world. Time Higher Education survey ranked ANU as the 7th most international university in 2017. Also, it ranked 21st on the employability ranking of the same survey. In 2021 ranking of higher education, it ranked 51st globally and 3rd nationally. So far, it has produced six Nobel laureates and 49 Rhodes scholars.
Founded in 1909, UQ is a founding member of edX that is research-intensive Group of Eight and global universities of 21 network of Australia. In Times Higher Education World University Rankings, it is 62nd globally and 4th nationally in the world. The notable students of UQ include Nobel Prize winner Peter C. Dohertry, triple Grammy Award-winning musician Tim Munro and former chief justices of Australia and two Fortune 500 company CEOs.
5. Monash University
Founded in 1958, the university is home to major research facilities that include law school and stem cell center. Also, it is a Group of Eight research universities of Australia and member of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academics. The Times Higher Education survey ranks Monash University 64th globally and 5th nationally. Notable students of this university include Australia’s top 50 CEOs, Treasurer of Australia and former leader of the opposition.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 is like a lighthouse for students looking for universities for higher education. The above-mentioned universities are simply the best in Australia but they aren’t alone as there are other universities as well.
In addition to top ranking universities, there is VProgress to help students with their studies. VProgress is a leading tutoring platform in Australia. It provides both online and offline private tuition service for school as well as university courses.