In February 2011 the Australian Research Council (ARC) released the research strength ratings of Australian institutions, with Australian National University rated on top of the list and followed by University of Melbourne in second place and University of Queensland in third place.

The top 8 positions are occupied by the Group of Eight Australian Universities (Go8). Macquarie University is rated 9th nationally. It has been ranked among the top eight Australian Universities to receive ARC grants and funding, with more than AU$10 million in ARC Discovery grants and additional funding for major equipment and facilities.

1. Australian National University
2. University of Melbourne
3. University of Queensland
4. University of NSW
5. University of Sydney
6. University of Western Australia
7. University of Adelaide
8. Monash University
9. Macquarie University
10. Queensland University of Technology
=11. Griffith University
=11. Melbourne College of Divinity
13. University of Technology Sydney
14. University of Tasmania
=15. University of Newcastle
=15. University of Wollongong
17. Murdoch University
18. La Trobe University
=19. RMIT University
=19. University of South Australia
21. Curtin University
22. University of Western Sydney
23. James Cook University
24. Flinders University
25. Deakin University
26. Charles Darwin University
27. University of New England
28. Swinburne University
29. University of Canberra
30. Edith Cowan University
31. University of Southern Queensland
=32. Australian Catholic University
=32.Bond University
34. Charles Sturt University
35. Southern Cross University
36. Victoria University
37. University of Ballarat
38. Central Queensland University
39. University of the Sunshine Coast
40. University of Notre Dame Australia
41. Batchelor Institute

* Suggested Reading: Top Universities in Australia

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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