When choosing a university, it's important to consider how well it is ranked in Australia and internationally.

Although a relatively new institution, each year VU receives greater global recognition.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 (and previously in 2017 and 2018), VU was ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide.

In 2019, we were also ranked equal 51st among more than 300 universities in the Times Higher Education Asia–Pacific University Ranking.

The ranking is a list of the best universities globally and is the only international performance ranking to evaluate universities across their core missions of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

In other THE rankings: 

  • VU entered the top 50 in 2019 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, ranked at 45 in the world. That moves our ranking up from 53 in 2018 and 56 in 2017.
  • VU ranked 8th out of 22 Australian institutions in the 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, up from 9th in 2018.
  • VU ranked 54th in 2018 and 55th in 2017 for the Times Higher Education Asia Pacific University Rankings.

Our engineering and computer science subjects also ranked among the state's best in the 2019 World University Subject Rankings.

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World-famous courses

VU's courses are in-demand internationally, with many students studying our degrees through international university partners in China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Myanmar.

In 2017, our Master of Business Administration was ranked in Tier 1 by London-based CEO Magazine.

World-leading research

VU researchers were recognised for their global standing in the latest Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results.

VU achieved:

  • the highest rating of 5 (well above world standard) in six research areas
  • a rating of 4 (above world standard) in nine areas
  • a rating of 3 (world standard) in thirteen areas.

Read more about our research excellence.

World-class research areas

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghi Rankings) ranked Victoria University:

We are also ranked 19th globally accounting-education research in the Brigham Young university research rankings, making us the top-ranked Australian university in this area.

Our world-class multipurpose facilities at the Institute for Health and Sport are designed for research and teaching.