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2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings


Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham
Minister for Education and Training

These rankings highlight that Australia’s university sector continues to go from strength to strength with even more of our institutions making it into the rankings.

It’s clear that Australian universities punch above their weight on the international stage.

On behalf of the Turnbull Government, I congratulate all those institutions that have been ranked and those that have improved their position.

In a competitive world Australia and our universities cannot rest on their laurels.

We need to adapt and respond to student needs and ensure our universities are set up for the future.

The Turnbull Government’s reforms to higher education will improve transparency and accountability; boost responsiveness to the aspirations of students and workforce needs; and maintain strong levels of investment in our universities, with forecast taxpayer supported revenue growth of 23 per cent over the next four years.