Yet Another Global University Ranking List. . . . But Sydney Beats Melbourne In Arts And Humanities

The 2017 US News Best Global Universities list was released in October. While the University of Melbourne was highest ranked in Australia overall, they were overtaken by the University of Sydney when it came to the arts and humanities ranking. The US News ranking is based upon academic reputation and research in the field, which in the arts and humanities category includes a wide range of disciples that include language and linguistics; and performing arts.

Actual rank

Top Australian universities (overall)

Actual rank

Top Australian universities for arts and humanities

36

University of Melbourne

21

University of Sydney

45

University of Sydney

27

ANU

52

University of Queensland

30

University of Melbourne

79

Monash University

54

Macquarie University

80

ANU

65

University of Queensland

80

University of New South Wales

75

Monash University

95

University of Western Australia

118

University of New South Wales

152

University of Adelaide

128

University of Western Sydney

267

Macquarie University

132

La Trobe University

273

James Cook University

157

University of Western Australia