Seven Australian universities are among the world’s top 100 in the QS World University Rankings.
The University of Melbourne came in at 38, followed by the University of Sydney at 42 and the University of NSW at 43, the University of Queensland at 47, Monash University ranked at 58.
The University of Western Australia rounded out the Aussie institutions at 86.
The list ranks 1000 universities on a number of issues, including research performance, academic reputation, graduate employability, and staff to student ratio.
Globally, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology held the top spot for the eighth consecutive year.