Melbourne University tops Reputation Ranking
The University of Melbourne has been ranked top in Australia in the 2012 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings and 43rd best university in the world.
Melbourne, is also the leading university in the Oceania region apart from having risen two places from the inaugural reputation rankings last year.
The rankings are based on a survey of 17,554 academics from 137 countries, according to the university statement released.
The survey asked academics, based on their experience and knowledge, to nominate up to 15 of the “best” institutions in their field of expertise.
The reputation rankings complement the Times’ annual World University Rankings, in which Melbourne is ranked 37th in the world and top in Australia.
It was a tribute to the University’s teaching staff and researchers that it had managed to improve on last year’s excellent performance in the reputation rankings, Vice – Chancellor Glyn Davis of the University said.
Davis said the result continued the trend of improvements in the University’s rankings over the past few years.