The Shanghai Rankings / Academic Ranking of World Universities – 2018 have been announced. The Harvard University continues to be the world number 1 for the 16th successive year. The top ten rankings remain unchanged from 2017. The Universities in the rankings 11 to 20 in 2017 either moved down or up by maximum 2 positions, as quoted by the Study International.
Below are the Top 10 Universities for 2018:
|1||University of Harvard||US|
|2||University of Stanford||US|
|3||University of Cambridge||UK|
|4||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||US|
|5||University of California||US|
|6||University of Princeton||US|
|7||University of Oxford||UK|
|8||University of Columbia||US|
|9||California Institute of Technology||US|
|10||University of Chicago||US|
The Australian Universities have exhibited several improvements. The University of Melbourne is the leading one moving one place higher to the 38th ranking from 39th in 2017. The Australian National University has performed impressively by moving up to the 69th position from the 97th in 2017. The University of Sydney also moved higher by 15 positions to reach the 68th rank in 2018.
It has been noted by the Australian Financial Review that the Australian Universities have doubled their numbers in Shanghai Rankings from just 3 in 2003. The rankings were first published in this year.
The advancement of Australia in the global rankings comes in the wake of the reports last month. It has been projected that Australia has overtaken the UK as the 2nd most favored overseas destination in 2018. This is notwithstanding the fact that the UK had comfortably held this position for several years.
The London Economics had also revealed a new report earlier this week. It elaborated that the Group of Eight universities had contributed 66.4 billion AU$ to the economy of Australia. This was through the long and short-term benefits in 2016.
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