Research

UWA's Position in Rankings of Universities 2005-16

A focus on research of an international quality and the fostering of an outstanding research culture have positioned UWA as one of the best universities in Australia and in the top 150 in the world.

Ranking trend

Ranking organisations

The five most recognised international university rankings demonstrate the growing strength of The University of Western Australia's research performance.

In 2014, UWA was one of only eleven universities worldwide to achieve a QS Five Star Plus rating. UWA was awarded the maximum rating of Five Stars in the following areas: research; employability; teaching; facilities; internationalisation; innovation; specialist criteria and access.

Key 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
NTU - - 213 238 212 199 190 179 166 148 137 134
ARWU 179 115 120 127 113 112 110 96 91 88 87 96
QS 80 111 64 83 84 89 73 79 84 89 98 102
THE - - - - - - 189 190 168 157 109 125
US N&W - - - - - - - - - 113 128 95
Key 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
NTU - - 213 238 212 199 190 179 166 148 137 134
ARWU 179 115 120 127 113 112 110 96 91 88 87 96
QS 80 111 64 83 84 89 73 79 84 89 98 102
THE - - - - - - 189 190 168 157 109 125
US N&W - - - - - - - - - 113 128 95
National Taiwan University (NTU) Ranking.
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The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
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QS World University Rankings ®
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The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
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US News and World Ranking
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