These rankings show why Australia’s universities are a ‘first choice’ study destination for international students.


I offer my congratulations to all of the Australian institutions that achieved a ranking and I welcome the international recognition of the exceptional talent, innovative ideas and cutting-edge partnerships I get to see when I visit campuses and research labs across the country.


Rankings like this emphasise the importance to Australia of maintaining our high-quality institutions and academia.


To maintain our competitiveness we need to keep building partnerships with business and industry, bolstering and diversifying our research capacity, to keep focused on student outcomes and to make our universities more accessible and sustainable. That’s what the Turnbull Government’s higher education reforms are about.