Australian University Rankings 2016

Top 5 Australian universities in the 2016 Shanghai ranking:
1. Melbourne (40th)
2. Queensland (55th)
3. ANU (77th)
4. Monash (79th)
5. Sydney (82nd)

La Trobe University has jumped about 200 places in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It was placed 336th in the world, the best ever outcome for the University in this leading international survey.

Griffith University has jumped 45 places in world rankings in the past 12 months, according to the 2016 Academic Rankings of World Universities. The University moved to 318th globally, affirming its position among the top three per cent of the world’s universities.

James Cook University has strengthened its standing as a world-class research university, with a ranking in the 201-300 group of universities., according to the ARWU released by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It is the first time ARWU has ranked JCU in the top 300 of the world’s universities. For the past six years, it’s ranked JCU in the top 301-400 of the globe’s universities.

Top 100 Universities in the World 2016

Harvard University was ranked 1st among the world's top 500 institutions, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016, followed by Stanford University in 2nd place globally.

Top 100 Universities in the World 2016:
1 Harvard University
2 Stanford University
3 University of California, Berkeley
4 University of Cambridge
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6 Princeton University
7 University of Oxford
8 California Institute of Technology
9 Columbia University
10 University of Chicago
11 Yale University
12 University of California, Los Angeles
13 Cornell University
14 University of California, San Diego
15 University of Washington
16 Johns Hopkins University
17 University College London
18 University of Pennsylvania
19 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
20 The University of Tokyo
21 University of California, San Francisco
22 The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
23 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
23 Washington University in St. Louis
25 Duke University
26 Northwestern University
27 University of Toronto
28 University of Wisconsin - Madison
29 New York University
30 University of Copenhagen
30 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
32 Kyoto University
33 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
34 University of British Columbia
35 The University of Manchester
35 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
37 Rockefeller University
38 University of Colorado at Boulder
39 Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6
40 The University of Melbourne
41 The University of Edinburgh
42 University of California, Santa Barbara
43 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
44 Karolinska Institute
44 The University of Texas at Austin
46 University of Paris-Sud (Paris 11)
47 Heidelberg University
47 Technical University Munich
49 University of Southern California
50 King's College London
51 University of Munich
52 University of Maryland, College Park
53 University of Geneva
54 University of Zurich
55 The University of Queensland
56 University of Helsinki
57 University of Bristol
58 Tsinghua University
58 University of California, Irvine
60 Uppsala University
60 Vanderbilt University
62 Ghent University
63 McGill University
63 Purdue University - West Lafayette
65 Aarhus University
65 Utrecht University
67 University of Oslo
68 Carnegie Mellon University
69 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
70 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Campus
71 Peking University
72 Nagoya University
72 Rice University
72 University of Groningen
75 Boston University
75 University of California, Davis
77 Pennsylvania State University - University Park
77 The Australian National University
79 Monash University
79 The Ohio State University - Columbus
81 Stockholm University
82 University of Sydney
83 McMaster University
83 National University of Singapore
83 University of California, Santa Cruz
86 Mayo Medical School
87 Ecole Normale Superieure - Paris
87 Moscow State University
87 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
90 Brown University
90 University of Florida
92 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
93 Georgia Institute of Technology
93 KU Leuven
93 Leiden University
96 Osaka University
96 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
96 The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
96 The University of Western Australia
100 University of Utah
Source: ARWU

The Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University has published the ARWU annually since 2003, using objective indicators including: number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields medals; number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific; number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science; etc.