Top 5 Universities In Australia
Once you make the decision to come to Australia to study as an international student. You then become faced with a number of options of the higher institution university to attend.
According to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2019, there are 35 top performing universities in Australia.
Out of these numbers, 6 of them are in the prestigious top 100 universities list.
This means that you have a number of options when it comes to choosing which Australian university to attend.
A good thing is that these universities are not just concentrated in one location, they are widely spread all across Australia.
According to the THE rankings, the University of Melbourne is the best university in Australia. It also made the list of the top 50 universities in the world, ranking number 32.
Other Australian universities making the best top 5 list are the Australian National University (ranked 49 in the world), the University of Sydney (ranked 59 in the world), the University of Queensland (ranked 69 in the world) and Monash University (ranked 84 in the world)
There is a lot of international students in Australia. As a matter of fact, Australia has the third largest population of international students in the world.only behind the USA and the UK.
There is a lot of international students in Australia. As a matter of fact, Australia has the third largest population of international students in the world.
The Top 5 Universities In Australia:
1. The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is the second largest university in Australia and the largest in the state of Victoria. It was founded in 1853.
It has it’s main campus in Parkville and other campuses can be found all around Victoria.
The university is a sandstone university, which is a group made up of Australia’s oldest universities. It is also part of the Group of Eight, uNiversities 21 and part of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.
There are 8 faculties or colleges on the main campus. Other campuses of the university can be found in Southbank, Burnley, Cresswick, Dookie, Werribee and Shepparton.
The university is also affiliated with some institutes and research centres.
Some of them are the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and the Grattan Institute.
The university also has some highly regarded graduate schools including the Melbourne Business School, the Melbourne Law School and the Melbourne Medical School.
2. Australian National University
The ANU is a national university based in the Canberra, the capital of Australia. Its main campus is located in Acton and is made up of seven teaching and research colleges.
The university was established in 1946 and it is the only university that was formed by the Australian Parliament.
It has a reputation for being one of the best research universities in the world.
According to the 2019 QS World University Ranking, it is ranked as number one in Australia and the whole of Oceania as well as number 24 in the world.
It offers one of the best programs in the world in the arts and social sciences, politics and international relations, social policy, and geography.
The university has also produced six Nobel prize winners from its alumni and faculty and it has affiliations with world-renowned universities such as Yale and Oxford University.
3. The University of Sydney
The University of Sydney is a public research university based in Sydney and it was established in 1850, making it the oldest university in Australia.
It is located within the Sydney suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington and had nine faculties and schools. Sydney is well known as one of the best cities for university education.
It is also ranked as one of the top 25 universities in the world according to the 2018-19 QS World University Rankings.
The university’s graduates are also deemed to be the top 5 most employable in the world and number one in Australia.
It has produced five Nobel and two Crafoord laureates.
4. The University of Queensland
UQ is a public research university based in Brisbane, the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland.
It was formed in 1909 by the state parliament and it the fifth largest university in Australia.
UQ is also ranked number 48 on the list of the most reputable universities in the world.
Its main campus is located in St Lucia, which is southwest of the Brisbane Central Business District. Other UQ campuses are located in Gatton and Mayne (Medical School).
It also has a presence outside Australia with offices in North America and Brunei.
UWQ offers its programs through its six faculties, which includes research institutes and centres such as the Boeing Research and Technology Australia Centre and the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.
5. Monash University
Monash University is based in Melbourne, the capital city of the Australian state of Victoria.
It is the first university to be named after a person, that is, engineer and military leader Sir John Monash.
It was established in 1958, making it the second oldest university in Victoria.
Some of Monash University’s campuses are based in Victorian suburbs of Clayton, Caulfield, Peninsula, and Parkville.
It also has an overseas campus in Malaysia as well as a research and teaching centre in Italy, a graduate research school in India and a graduate school in China.
It has produced some famous graduates such as Booker Prize-winning novelist Peter Carey, musician Nick Cave and playwright David Williamson.
“The Australian National University has a reputation for being one of the best research universities in the world.”
Monash University has produced some famous graduates such as Booker Prize-winning novelist Peter Carey, musician Nick Cave and playwright David Williamson.
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