University of Melbourne climbs to 33rd in QS World University Rankings

Wednesday 28 June 2023
The University performed well in the research paper citation, and the academic and employer reputation indicators in the QS World University Rankings.
University of Melbourne climbs to 33rd in QS World University Rankings

We are excited to share that the University of Melbourne has climbed four places in the 2023 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, placing it at 33rd in the world. This noteworthy ascent also situates the university within the top 3% of universities worldwide.

The newly released rankings recognize the University of Melbourne as the leading research institution in Australia, marked by a substantial increase in research paper citation. This metric measures the impact and influence of the university's research, reflecting its dedication to academic advancement and innovation.

Further contributing to this year's remarkable ranking are the strong results in both academic and employer reputation indicators, reinforcing the university's global standing as an institution of academic rigor and a talent hotbed.

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor, Professor Duncan Maskell, commended the result as a testament to the tireless efforts of the university's staff. He noted, "This result is a reflection of the extraordinary work of our staff and is welcome as we mark our first full semester of returning to in-person teaching, learning, and research since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic."

As a hub of world-class research, the University of Melbourne is recognized for its significant contributions to various academic fields. The university has generated 85,000 papers over the past five years, accounting for 13% of Australia’s total output.

In its 18th edition, the QS World University Rankings continue to provide comprehensive insights into global higher education performance. The University of Melbourne’s upward trajectory in these rankings is not just a testament to its exceptional educational standards, but also a beacon of promise for all prospective students looking to make a global impact.

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