Victoria is home to:
- 10 universities
- 13 internationally recognised medical research institutions
- 18 government-owned tertiary training institutes
- 14 agricultural research centres
Victoria’s universities perform highly for the quality of their research in international rankings. Six of Victoria’s ten universities appear in rankings of the world’s best.
- The University of Melbourne is the highest ranked Australian university (32nd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-18) and the 3rd highest in the Asia Pacific. Monash University also appears in the region’s top 100.
- Monash University is the 2nd world leader in Pharmacy and Pharmacology. (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)
Victoria’s universities offer cutting-edge facilities, internationally engaged academic staff and outstanding graduate outcomes, as well as research expertise rated ‘above world standard’ across 96 disciplines in the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings.
Outstanding research performance
Victorian university research performance is at or above world standard in the following areas:
- Physical Sciences
- Chemical Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- Information and Computing Sciences
- Medical and Health Sciences
- Language, Communication and Culture.
Deakin University, Monash University and University of Melbourne are recognised for outstanding performance well above world standard in Medical and Health Sciences.
Monash University and the University of Melbourne are recognised for outstanding performance well above world standard in Engineering and Technology.