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Top 10 Universities in Australia for Higher Education for the Year 2020

Top 10 Universities in Australia for Higher Education for the Year 2020

December 26, 2019

Students choice of selecting a university abroad depends heavily on the employability opportunities. Every year "The Times Higher Education" releases ranking list for universities around the world. The ranking is based on 13 performance indicators which measure the institution's performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

The list is prepared after compiling answers of several recruiters, chief executives and business managers from top companies in 20 countries.

Let us have a look at the list "Top 10 Universities in Australia for Higher Education for the Year 2020"

1. University of Melbourne


Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018).

2. Australian National University


ANU is a world-leading university in Australia's capital city, Canberra. Our location points to our unique history, ties to the Australian Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people.
Our focus on excellence in research and education ensures our graduates are in demand the world-over, well-prepared to address complex contemporary challenges.

3. University of Sydney

We make lives better by producing leaders of society and equipping our people with leadership qualities so they can serve our communities at every level.Since our inception, we have believed in education for all and leadership that improves lives in all of the communities that we serve.
Academic and professional staff are committed to ensuring our University continues to meet the highest academic standards and remains true to its founding principles.

4. University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. We strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

UQ's Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission, Vision and Values will guide our future strategies and priorities. They provide tools to guide day-to-day processes and behaviours, and will be reflected in all our decisions and activities, including:

  • Monitoring policies and procedures, ensuring that the right activities are valued and rewarded
  • Helping to ensure consistent purpose and commitment from our institution’s leaders.

The values of the University will be implemented through the Strategic Plan and supported by a set of principles and organisational objectives that will guide decisions and behaviour.

5. UNSW Sydney

Welcome to UNSW Sydney (the University of New South Wales), one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. At UNSW, we take pride in the broad range and high quality of our teaching programs. Our teaching gains strength and currency from our research activities, strong industry links and our international nature; UNSW has strong regional and global engagement.

In developing new ideas and promoting lasting knowledge we are creating an academic environment where outstanding students and scholars from around the world can be inspired to excel in their programs of study and research. Partnerships with both local and global communities allow UNSW to share knowledge, debate and research outcomes. UNSW’s public events include concert performances, open days and public forums on issues such as the environment, healthcare and global politics. We encourage you to explore the UNSW website so you can find out more about what we do.

6. Monash University

Monash University Is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight. We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change.

In under 60 years, we've grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age.

Our work is making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving medicines.

7. University of Adelaide

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. We strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

Skilled and motivated teachers are integral to providing positive teaching and learning outcomes for students.

UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) than any other in the country and attracting the majority of Queensland's highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.

We are committed to excellence in learning experiences and outcomes for our students.

8. University of Western Australia

UWA is the only Western Australian university in the acclaimed “Group of Eight” – Australia’s leading group of research universities – and one of two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a collective of 18 research universities. UWA is also a founding member of the Matariki Network, another international network of research-intensive universities.

Whatever your field and degree level, you will be granted access to the University’s strong industry connections and alumni group. You’ll gain practical first-hand work experience, get invited to a number of networking events and in many cases receive training to prepare for the world of work.

9. Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a major Australian university with a truly global outlook. Home to nearly 50,000 students, we’re providing real-world infrastructure, learning and teaching, and graduate skills to the next generation of change-makers.
QUT has strong links with international researchers and research institutions and our researchers have access to world-class facilities and infrastructure. We create our course content in collaboration with top industry professionals that includes opportunities to gain professional experience through workplace projects in Australia and overseas to ensure you graduate with a qualification that meets the current and future needs of your profession.

As a multi-campus institution, QUT accommodates an internationally and nationally awarded Science and Engineering Centre which incorporates one of the world’s largest and most advanced digital interactive learning and display spaces (The Cube). 2016 saw a major expansion of the Creative Industries Precinct while the new Education Precinct opened in 2019.

The university has two major thematically focused research institutes: The Institute for Future Environments and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.

10. University of Canberra

UC is ranked among the top 100 young universities in the world and consistently delivers 89 per cent graduate employment and above-average graduate starting salaries.

At the University of Canberra we aim to be amongst Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions, continue our ascent in world rankings, and extend our regional, national and international reach – as outlined in our Strategic Plan.

We are committed to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Key to this goal is our focus on work-integrated learning which offers every student the opportunity to hone their skills in a real-work environment.

We have already embarked on a comprehensive development plan that will see our campus transform into an integrated learning community. Here you will see academics, students and the public come together in a seamless knowledge-sharing space that enables access to exclusive placements and projects.

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