Our success in real-world learning and high-impact research has been acknowledged through globally recognised awards and rankings.

International rankings

We were ranked in the top 300 universities globally by the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Jiao Tong).

We rose to a world position of 224 in the 2019 QS World University Rankings. We also reached the top 100 for some of our study areas, including: communication and media studies; nursing; law; architecture/built environment; art and design; performing arts; civil and structural engineering; education; and sports-related subjects.

We are ranked 33 in the 2019 Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific university rankings. In the UK-based Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018 we were placed in the 201-250 bracket.

Holding international triple crown accreditation places our QUT Business School in the top 1% of business schools worldwide.

Australia’s top university under 50 years old

The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings lists the world’s best universities that are 50 years old or younger, showcasing young universities that have achieved great successes in research and teaching. In 2020, we were ranked as Australia’s top university under 50.

Excellence in learning and teaching

Many of the people who teach at QUT earn national recognition for their efforts. In 2015, we received five prestigious Australian Awards for University Teaching citations.

Our Science and Engineering Centre, which is home to The Cube, was honoured for its innovation in the inaugural Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards.

Excellence in research

ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) evaluates the quality of research undertaken in Australian universities against national and international benchmarks. In the most recent 2015 ERA rankings, 100% of our research was rated at world standard or above (scores between 3 and 5).