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Times Higher Ed. (THES), World University Rankings [3/10/2013]
 
key, 2010+:  University rank (score);...
e.g.,  Melbourne 25 (67.4);...
 
Computer Science Education Week, 8-14 December 2014 (1st held Dec. 2009.)
2  June 2014, uk: "The University of Cambridge underlines its dominance by coming top of the table for the 4th year in a row and increasing the gap between itself and its ancient rival Oxford, which remains in 2nd place. St Andrews, in 3rd ..." -- The G. [www].
13  May 2014, .au, Federal Budget: "... Universities will be able to set their own tuition fees from 2016, which will inevitably allow some course costs to rise. ... also increasing student loan interest rates [which] will be allowed to rise to up to 6%, instead of being set at the the rate of inflation - currently ... 2.9%. And from July 2016, students will have to pay back their loans sooner, with repayments starting when they earn over $50,638 a year. ... Mr Hockey says Australia should aim to have at least one university in the top 20 in the world and more in the top 100. ..." -- [abc][14/5].
6  March 2014: "The five Australian universities to make it into the top 100 World Reputation Rankings list have all fallen compared to their rankings last year. ... [survey] conducted by Times Higher Education [THES] ... Monash University fell off the list altogether. ..." -- [abc].
World Reputation Rankings: 1 Harvard, ... 4 Cambridge, ... 43 Melbourne U., ... 51-60 Manchester, ... 61-70 ANU, U.Sydney, ... 81-90 U. Qld, ... 91-100 UNSW, ... -- THES [6/3/2014].
 
2013 top 100 "Engineering & Technology" Universities:
Cambridge 6 (88.8); Melbourne 32 (62.9); U. Manchester 37 (61.0); U. Queensland 43 (59.8); Monash U. 49 (58.1); U. Sydney 50 (57.6)
-- publ. [3 Oct. 2013](9/10/2013).
 
2013 "Shangai" Academic Ranking of World Universities in Computer Science: Stanford 1 (100); ... U. Oxford 17 (59.8); ... U. Cambridge 38 (51); ... U. Manchester 51-75; ... U. Melbourne 101-150; Monash U. 101-150; UNSW 101-150 ... -- [2013].
December 2013: In the 'PISA 2012' tests of 15-year old school students, Australia's mean performance was reading =14th, maths 19th, science =16th -- [www]
30 August 2013: "... 'In just one generation [1990-2012, Australian] university class sizes have almost doubled due to chronic underfunding,' [the NTEU] says. 'Now Labor and the Liberals want to cut funding even more ...' -- [abc].
The 2012/2013 'QS' overall world rankings were MIT 1, Cambridge 2, Harvard 3, ... ANU 24, ..., Manchester 32, ..., Melbourne 36, ... [www][8/2013]; & in Computer Science & Inf. Sys. MIT 1, Stanford 2, Oxford 3, CMU 4, Cambridge 5, ..., Melbourne 13, ..., ANU 21, ..., Sydney 24, U.Qld 25, ..., UNSW 29, Manchester 30, ..., Monash 45, ... [www][8/2013].
 
2012 top 50 "Engineering & Technology" Universities:
Cambridge 5 (89.4); Melbourne 25 (74.2); U. Manchester 33 (69.4); U. Queensland 38 (67.2); U. Sydney 46 (64.1)
(2012: Monash University not ranked in the top 50 for Engineering & Technology; see 2011.)
-- publ. [14 Oct. 2012](14/10/2012).
 
(December 2012: "... Australian [school] students fared poorly in international tests. ... students ranked behind students in 26 other nations. ..." -- [abc][12/12/2012].)
(November 2012: "The UK's education system is ranked sixth best in the developed world, according to a global league table published by education firm Pearson. ... 1. Finland, 2. S.Korea, 3. Hong Kong, ... 6. UK, ... 8. NZ(!), ... 10. Canada, ... 13. Australia, ..." -- [bbc][27/11/2012].)
(May 2012: The Guardian Guide to UK universities [www][21/5/2012] ranked Cambridge 1, Oxford 2, LSE 3, ... .)
(2012: The Australian Government opened its 'My University' web site [www][4/2012], including information such as gender ratio, % graduates in full time employment, % graduates in full time study, and course ratings.)
(The 2011/2012 'QS' overall world rankings were Cambridge 1, MIT 2, Yale 3, ... [www]; & in Computer Science MIT 1, Stanford 2, Cambridge 3, ..., Melbourne 19=, ..., Manchester 31, ..., IIT Bombay 50 [www][2012] (Monash not in top 50).)
 
2011 top 50 "Engineering & Technology" Universities:
Cambridge 6 (90.6); Melbourne 25 (67.4); U. Manchester 26 (67.1); U. Sydney 40 (63.4); U. Queensland 45 (58.3)
(2011: Monash University not ranked in the top 50 for Engineering & Technology; see 2010.)
-- publ. [13 Oct. 2011](25/10/2011).
 
(2011: "The University of Melbourne has topped a federal government scorecard of the quality of research in Australia's higher-education institutions. [It] is rated above world standard in 82 research fields ... Almost 80% of its research is rated above world standard. Australian National University has the next highest ... 79%, followed by the U. of Queensland, the [UNSW] and the U. of Sydney. Monash is next, with 57% of its research above world standard. ... [from the ARC's] 'Excellence in Research for Australia' report [of .au's] 41 higher-education institutions in 157 fields of research. ..." -- the Age [www][1/2/2011].) Report: [ARC / ERA / 2010 / Info&Comp (5/5 ANU; 4/5 QUT, UniMelb, UNSW & USyd; 3/5 Monash, ...) ][2/2011].
("A slump in the number of international students ... Monash ... has more international students than any other. ... Monash has just approved 359 redundancies to improve its budget forecast for [2011]. ..." -- the ABC [www][15/12/2010].)
 
2010 top 50 "Engineering & Technology" Universities:
Cambridge 6 (87.8); Melbourne 30 (64.4); U. Sydney 40 (61.6); ANU 44 (60.4)
(2010: Monash University no longer in the top 50 for Engineering & Technology, but Melbourne 36th overall and Monash 178th overall.)
-- publ. [23 Sept. 2010] (10/11/2010).
 
In 2010 the THES "overhauled the methodology" and began to use a "new rankings data provider, Thomson Reuters" -- [thes][2010].
 
 
key, to [2009]:
Univ. rank (peer score, cit./paper)
Melbourne 29 (47, 2.6);...
2009 top 50 "Engineering & Information Technology (IT)" Universities:
Cambridge 4 (77, 3.3); Melbourne 29 (47, 2.6); UNSW 33(=) (45, 2.1); U. Manchester 38= (44, 2.6); ANU 42 (42, 2.4); Monash 50(=) (37, 2.1)
-- publ. [1 October, 2009] (26/10/2009)
 
2008 top 50 "Engineering & Information Technology (IT)" Universities:
Cambridge 5 (76, 3.5); UNSW 27 (55, 2.2); Melbourne 28 (54, 2.8); ANU 36(=) (50,2.6); U. Manchester 45 (45, 2.7); Monash 47 (44, 2.1);
-- publ. [9 October, 2008] (26/10/2009)
 
2007 top 50 "Technology" Universities:
Cambridge 5 (76, 3.4); Melbourne 21 (54, 2.9); UNSW 28 (53, 2.5); ANU 39 (46, 2.4); U. Manchester 43 (44, 2.6); Monash 44 (43, 2.0);
-- publ. [November 9, 2007] (25/10/2008)
 
2006 top 100 "Technology" Universities:
Cambridge 6 (82, 2.3); Melbourne 16 (65, 2.2); UNSW 19 (83, 1.6); ANU 24 (58, 1.8); Monash 28 (55, 1.4); U. Manchester & UMIST 41= (49, 2.4);
-- publ. [October 13, 2006] (25/10/2008)
 
2005 top 100 "Technology" Universities:
Cambridge 6 (79, 5.1); UNSW 16 (60, -); Melbourne 18 (60, 4.5); Monash 24 (57, -); ANU 29 (54, -); U. Manchester & UMIST 41 (47, 3.6);
-- publ. [October 07, 2005] (25/10/2008)
 
2004 top 100 "Engineering & Information Technology" Universities:
Cambridge 8 (116, 5.1); Monash 18 (70, 2.54); Melbourne 22 (66, 4.4); UNSW 26 (62, 3.5); ANU 31 (56, 3.8); U. Manchester & UMIST 45 (43, 3.6);
-- publ. [October 07, 2005] (25/10/2008)
 
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