Universities Australia Chief Executive Catriona Jackson said the latest rankings reinforced the strength of Australia’s university sector and its contribution to the economy and our prosperity.
“Australia’s universities are continuing to grow in strength and prominence,” Ms Jackson said.
“Our world-class universities are playing a greater role in our region, and this is reflected in the latest rankings as Oceania finishes top of the class.
“Today’s results confirm what the thousands of staff and millions of students at Australia’s universities already know – that our higher education sector is a global leader in teaching and research.
“This is an outstanding achievement and much-deserved recognition of the role our universities play in a modern economy, especially after the challenges of the last few years.”
According to the rankings, Australia has seven universities in the world’s top 100, up from six last year, and 10 universities in the world’s top 200, making us the joint-5th most-represented country.
Thirty-seven Australian universities feature in the overall 2023 Rankings, forming the majority of the 46 universities ranked from the Oceania region.
Australia’s average overall score improved by nearly 1.2 points, spurring Oceania to the top spot.
Having increased by six points in as many years, the overall score of Australia has now almost equalled the overall score of the United States.
The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 are available here.