• Infographic by THE shows the changes in the rankings over the last 4 years. Photo credit: THEInfographic by THE shows the changes in the rankings over the last 4 years. Photo credit: THE

Australian and New Zealand universities in THE World Rankings 2014-15

The Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings have just been released and show that Australian and New Zealand Universities continue to compete amongst the world’s best institutions of education and research.

The entire Group of Eight of Australian Universities now features in the top 200 in the world, with many of the universities rising a number of places on last year’s table, including the University of Sydney that has risen 12 places from 72 to 60 in the world.

The University of Melbourne is now at position 33 this year, making it the highest ranking university in Australia and New Zealand, with ANU and Sydney not far behind.

Phil Baty, rankings editor for the THE, said the results showed “Australia does not just have a few world-class universities but a world-class system”. Over the last four years, Australian Universities have gained a total of 134 places in the rankings overall.

The University of Auckland in New Zealand also did well again this year, with a position in the top 200, although it dropped a few places on last year.

These World Rankings are compiled by THE based on a number of performance indicators including teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook. You can find out more about the methodology and view the full rankings on their website here.