/ 29 September 2023

University blues


The latest exam results are in – and some of our fanciest universities didn’t cram well enough… The latest Times Higher Education rankings have all of our top unis sliding down the global scale, with Melbourne Uni falling 3 spots to #37, Monash dropping 10 places to #54 and Sydney Uni down 6 to #60. Analysts reckon Australian institutions saw a big decline in revenue from overseas students during COVID – and that means we pumped less money into research, which hurt our standings. The ranker also marked us down for poor staff-to-student ratios, which are some of the worst in the world. Not all academics like the Times rankings – they say a high place does not always equal a good education. Still, if you like the label… Oxford University is numero uno, while Stanford takes out #2. A bit closer to home, Singapore Uni came in at #19…

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