8 June 2017
Five Australian universities have been ranked as being in the top 50 and seven in the top 100 of the world’s leading universities, according to the QS World University Rankings released today.
The Australian National University in Canberra is ranked as the leading tertiary institution in Australia and 20th globally, followed by the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales, the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney.
Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson said Australia is Indonesia’s favourite study destination with its world class universities, proximity, affordability and lifestyle.
“Around a quarter of all Indonesians studying at overseas universities are in Australia and many are second generation Australian alumni,” Ambassador Grigson said.
These universities boast some of the most successful Indonesians as alumni many of whom have been promoted to senior positions across Indonesia in government, universities and the private sector.
Over the past 10 years Indonesian enrolments in Australian educational institutions have increased by 32.4%.
Last year Australia welcomed 554,179 international students from around the world, attracted by Australian education’s reputation for quality and the global recognition of the qualifications available.
Australian universities also ranked highly by subject.
In the top 50 Engineering and Technology degrees – University of Melbourne, University of NSW, University of Sydney, Monash University and the Australian National University.
In the top 50 Business and Management degrees – University of New South Wales, University of Melbourne, Monash University and Sydney University.
In the top 50 Law degrees – Melbourne University, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, Australian National University and Monash University.
In the top 50 Degrees in Medicine – University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, University of Queensland and the University of New South Wales.