University of Melbourne rises to 13 in QS World University Rankings

The University of Melbourne has moved up yet again to rank 13th in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings, making it the highest ranked Australian institution across three major global rankings. Image credit: Peter Bennetts.

The University of Melbourne has moved up yet again to rank 13th in the world in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings released today.

This positions  the University as the highest ranked Australian institution across three major global rankings – QS (13), Times Higher Education (37) and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (35).

Following last year’s leap from 33 to 14, the University of Melbourne has moved up in the rankings again to 13, boosted by a steep increase in scores for Sustainability and Employment Outcomes, as well as Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation and International Research Network.

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Duncan Maskell said he was proud to see the University’s continued rise in global rankings.

“It’s terrific to see the University of Melbourne continue to improve and be globally recognised for its high-quality education and research,” Professor Maskell said.

“The University of Melbourne aspires to be a world-leading and globally connected Australian university with students at the heart of everything we do. This means prioritising deep research collaborations, a globally minded curriculum, and the best possible student experience for our diverse community.”

The news of this continued climb in global rankings adds to the University’s already growing accolades in 2024. Earlier this year, all fifty-three of the University of Melbourne’s subjects in the QS World University Rankings by Subject featured in the top 100 in the world, the most analysed of any Australian university, and twenty subjects ranked in the top 25.

“Graduates from the University of Melbourne are nurtured and prepared to become global leaders in their fields and are recognised as receiving a world-class education – this is supported by our increasing scores in Employer Reputation and graduate employability worldwide,” said Professor Maskell.