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Rankings – over 50% of Australia’s universities in the world’s top 500

Today’s release of the QS (Quacquaelli Symonds) World University rankings confirms Australia’s continued strong standing in the world rankings with 25 of Australia’s 39 universities in the world’s top 500.

‘There are at least 11,000 universities worldwide1. International rankings identify the top 500 or top 5%, inclusion in which indicates a university of significantly high standing, said Professor Ian O’Connor, Chair IRU.

‘Six of the IRU group are listed in the QS top 500, with The University of Newcastle in the top 300.