Congratulations to Australian National University, who have ranked the highest out of any Australian university in the QS World University Rankings. They’ve gone up from 22 in the ranking last year, to number 20 this year. The University of MelbourneThe University of QueenslandThe University of New South Whales, and The University of Sydney all found themselves in the top 50 as well. Here is a list of the top ten Australian Universities within the global ranking.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which has been described as “the nucleus of an unrivalled innovation ecosystem” once again ranked number one in the world, for its sixth consecutive year. It was followed by Stanford University, Harvard University, the California Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, University College London, Imperial College London, the University of Chicago and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Below is the official list of the top ten universities in the world.

Australian National University updated their homepage in celebration, stating “you make us number one in Australia, and number 20 in the world.” ANU is a research intensive facility, with a strong focus on addressing the challenges faced within Australia, and all over the globe. Recently, they helped located a new supercluster of galaxies, received $16 million to fund their research into indigenous health, and unearthed a forgotten 19th century school – all that is just the tip of the iceberg. So, even though schools like Monash (which ranked 60th) RMIT and Melbourne University have the most publicity within Australia, perhaps when selecting your university, you should look at where they rank in the world.