The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 show that Australia has maintained a strong overall position, including two universities in the top 50 worldwide and seven Australian institutions in the world top 100.
A record number of 1,799 universities from 104 countries and regions were ranked by THE for 2023 (137 more than last year), making it the largest listing in the 19-year history of the World University Rankings (WUR).
The THE World University Rankings assess a university’s quality by drawing on an analysis of 15.5 million research publications and 121 million citations, analysing over 40,000 responses to an academic reputation survey, and assessing hundreds of thousands of additional data points covering each university’s teaching environment, international outlook and industry links.
Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer at THE commented: "This year, for the first time... Oceania has overtaken North America to enjoy the distinction of the highest average overall score." This is largely due to the strong results in research impact and global academic reputation for the region, which includes Australia.
Table: Australian universities in the top 200