Griffith University has reason to celebrate. The 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has ranked Griffith University in the 201–300 band for the first time, a significant shift upwards for the southeast Queensland-based institution.

The University of Sydney has ranked 69th in the world and 4th in Australia in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), improving its position by five places.

What do university rankings really mean? It’s a question we get asked dozens, perhaps hundreds, of times a year. Here’s what you should know.

Australian medical schools are world-ranking, with four of OzTREKK’s university partners consistently ranked in the top 50 in the world. These are not second-rate institutions, so don’t be worried that you will get a mediocre education.