Times Higher Education University Rankings 2023

Monday 24 October 2022
Australia has performed well in the Times Higher Education University Rankings for 2023 yet again.
Times Higher Education University Rankings 2023

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 include 1,799 universities across 104 countries and regions, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.

The table is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

This year’s ranking analysed over 121 million citations across more than 15.5 million research publications and included survey responses from 40,000 scholars globally. Overall, we collected over 680,000 datapoints from more than 2,500 institutions that submitted data.

Trusted worldwide by students, teachers, governments and industry experts, this year’s league table reveals how the global higher education landscape is shifting.

Ten Australian Universities made the top 200 Universities in the world:

Australia Rank 2023

World University Rank 2023






University of Melbourne





Monash University





University of Queensland





University of Sydney


New South Wales



Australian National University


Australian Capital Territory





New South Wales



University of Adelaide


South Australia



The University of Western Australia


Western Australia



University of Technology Sydney


New South Wales



Macquarie University


New South Wales

There are 37 top universities in Australia, according to the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2023, and seven of them feature in the prestigious top 100, so there is no shortage of choice.

The best Australian universities are spread across the country, from Perth in the west to Brisbane in the east, Darwin in the north and Hobart in the south.

The best university in Australia, according to the THE rankings, is the University of Melbourne. 

Australia has the third-highest number of international students in the world, behind the UK and the US.

Top 5 universities in Australia:

  1. University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne was founded in 1853, making it the second-oldest university in the country.

Nobel prize winner Peter Doherty (physiology and medicine) and fellows of the Royal Society David Solomon and David Boger all teach or research at Melbourne.

It is home to 47,000 students and 6,500 members of staff, and has 280,000 alumni around the world.

More than 12,000 international students are enrolled at the University of Melbourne, and if you do get a place there, you will be joining students from over 130 countries.

  1. Monash University

Monash University was founded in 1958 and is the largest university in Australia.

Famous alumni include musician Nick Cave, Booker-winning novelist Peter Carey, and playwright David Williamson.

The university was named after the engineer, military leader and public administrator Sir John Monash.

Students can choose from more than 6,000 courses across 10 faculties: Art, Design and Architecture; Arts; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Information Technology; Law; Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Science.

The university has many campuses across Victoria and Australia. It operates several libraries at all its campuses, housing more than 3.2 million items in total.

  1. The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland has about 40,000 students enrolled, including 12,000 international students from 141 countries.

It also has one of Australia’s largest PhD cohorts, with about 13,800 HDR students registered.

Famous graduates include a Nobel laureate, two Fortune 500 company CEOs, Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush and poet Bronwyn Lea.

The university’s main campus is located in the green and leafy inner Brisbane suburb of St Lucia – one of the most affluent areas of the city. There are two other campuses as part of the university and 40 teaching and research sites.

About a third of the students come from overseas, from more than 142 countries.

  1. University of Sydney

Founded in 1851, the University of Sydney is the oldest university in Australia.

Approximately 46,000 students attend the University of Sydney representing some 134 nations.

The are more than 280 overseas exchange programmes in place with more than 30 countries.

No fewer than five Australian prime ministers attended the university, including Edmund Barton who, in 1901, won Australia’s first ever federal election.

There are more than 90 research centres at the university undertaking globally recognised research in a range of areas.

  1. Australian National University (ANU)

The Australian National University was established in 1946. It is located in Canberra, Australia’s capital city.

The university was originally created as a postgraduate research university by the Parliament of Australia.

It counts six Nobel prize winners among its faculty and alumni, and is even run by a Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt as the Vice-chancellor, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, with Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess, for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

ANU has many partnerships with international universities, including Yale University, the University of Oxford, ETH Zurich and the National University of Singapore. 

Australia has so much to offer as a study destination; amazing cities, friendly people, beautiful scenery and a great lifestyle. Many programs also have work placements or access to industry opportunities for students to gain exposure to Australian work environments. Plus, it’s a great way to build your network and make new friends from all over the world.

Whether you’d like to study Business, Engineering, Health, Education, Architecture or the Environment to name a few areas; at Study in Australia TV we can help you find the right program that suits you.

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Excerpt from THE Rankings 2023; Best universities in Australia 2023; Oct 12 2022


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