Melbourne on the rise in global reputation rankings

17 March 2015

The University of Melbourne remains the number one university in Australia according to the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings for 2015.

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The university has moved up two spots since 2014, and is now placed at 41 in the world.
It has remained the number one Australian university in the rankings since they were first published in 2011.
Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Susan Elliott, said the result was due recognition of the world-leading performance of the university’s community.
“We’re pleased to again measure up so highly against some of the best institutions in the world. These results reflect a global awareness of the university’s activity by many of our academic peers.”
“The result highlights the strong international connections staff at the university have made over an extended period of time, and is a wonderful endorsement of the significant work our staff are doing to tackle many of the global challenges facing our world today.”
The reputation-only rankings are a subsidiary of the annual THE World University Rankings, to be announced this year in late September at the University of Melbourne, as part of the THE World Academic Summit.
The reputation rankings are based on the world’s largest invitation-only survey of academic opinion, featuring more than 10,000 respondents from nearly 150 countries.
Now in its fifth year, the, conducted in partnership with Elsevier, has attracted more than 70,000 responses from senior academic figures around the world.

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