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    Australian architecture faculties rank high in World University Rankings for 2015

    Nathan Johnson

    Australia is a great place to get an architecture degree according to the new QS ‘World University Rankings for 2015’, which listed 11 Australian universities among the Top 100 places to study architecture in the world.

    Coming in at 15th on the QS-list, which sorts the top 800 universities in the world on “academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact”, and also Australia’s highest ranked university was The University of Melbourne, just edging out The University of Sydney at 17 and the University of New South Wales at 22. 

    The prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (U.S.A) and The Bartlett School of Architecture (UK) were ranked number one and two respectively, placing ahead of Delft University of Technology (NED), The University of California (U.S.A) and Harvard University (U.S.A) who made the top five.

    Seven Australian universities in total made the top 50 and they included the three aforementioned institutions as well RMIT University (33), The University of Queensland (37), University of Newcastle (40) and Monash University (41).

    Curtin University, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology and The University of South Australia were all ranked from 51-100.

    The full list of the best architecture programsis below:

    1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) / United States
    2. The Bartlett School of Architecture | UCL (University College London) / United Kingdom
    3. Delft University of Technology / Netherlands 
    4. University of California, Berkeley (UCB) / United States 
    5. Harvard University / United States 
    6. National University of Singapore (NUS) / Singapore 
    7. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) / Switzerland 
    8. Tsinghua University / China 
    9. University of Cambridge / United Kingdom 
    10. The University of Tokyo / Japan 
    11. Columbia University / United States 
    12. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University / Hong Kong 
    13. University of Hong Kong (HKU) / Hong Kong 
    14. Politecnico di Milano / Italy 
    15. The University of Melbourne / Australia 
    16. Tongji University / China 
    17. The University of Sydney / Australia 
    18. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) / United States 
    19. Seoul National University (SNU) / South Korea 
    20. University of British Columbia / Canada 
    21. KTH, Royal Institute of Technology / Sweden 
    22. The University of New South Wales (UNSW) / Australia 
    22. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / Spain 
    24. Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) / Switzerland 
    25. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / United States 
    26. Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) / United States 
    27. Cornell University / United States 
    28. Eindhoven University of Technology / Netherlands 
    29. Cardiff University / United Kingdom 
    30. Stanford University / United States 
    31. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile / Chile 
    32. Kyoto University / Japan 
    33. RMIT University / Australia 
    33. Universidade de São Paulo (USP) / Brazil 
    35. University of Pennsylvania / United States 
    36. University of Toronto / Canada 
    37. The University of Queensland (UQ) / Australia 
    38. Princeton University / United States 
    39. University of Salford / United Kingdom 
    40. University of Newcastle / Australia 
    41. Monash University / Australia 
    41. Shanghai Jiao Tong University / China 
    41. University of Texas at Austin / United States 
    44. The University of Sheffield / United Kingdom 
    45. The University of Auckland / New Zealand 
    46. Technische Universität München / Germany 
    47. City University of Hong Kong / Hong Kong 
    48. Oxford Brookes University / United Kingdom
    49. Texas A&M University / United States 
    49. University of Michigan / United States
    51-100. Aalborg University / Denmark 
    51-100. Aalto University / Finland 
    51-100. Carnegie Mellon University / United States 
    51-100. Chalmers University of Technology / Sweden 
    51-100. Chulalongkorn University / Thailand 
    51-100. Curtin University / Australia 
    51-100. Griffith University / Australia 
    51-100. Hanyang University / South Korea 
    51-100. Illinois Institute of Technology / United States 
    51-100. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven / Belgium 
    51-100. KIT, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie / Germany 
    51-100. Korea University / South Korea 
    51-100. Lund University / Sweden
    51-100. McGill University / Canada 
    51-100. Nanjing University / China 
    51-100. National Cheng Kung University / Taiwan 
    51-100. New York University (NYU) / United States 
    51-100. Newcastle University / United Kingdom 
    51-100. Norwegian University of Science and Technology / Norway 
    51-100. Pennsylvania State University / United States 
    51-100. Politécnica de Madrid / Spain 
    51-100. Politecnico di Torino / Italy 
    51-100. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) / Australia 
    51-100. Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen / Germany 
    51-100. Sungkyunkwan University / South Korea 
    51-100. Technion – Israel Institute of Technology / Israel 
    51-100. Technische Universität Berlin / Germany 
    51-100. Technische Universität Wien / Austria 
    51-100. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) / Hong Kong 
    51-100. The University of Nottingham / United Kingdom 
    51-100. Tianjin University / China 
    51-100. Tohoku University / Japan 
    51-100. Universidad de Buenos Aires / Argentina 
    51-100. Universidad de Chile / Chile 
    51-100. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) / Mexico 
    51-100. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro / Brazil 
    51-100. Universiti Malaya (UM) / Malaysia 
    51-100. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) / Malaysia 
    51-100. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) / Malaysia 
    51-100. University of Bath / United Kingdom 
    51-100. University of Edinburgh / United Kingdom 
    51-100. University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) / United States 
    51-100. University of Liverpool / United Kingdom 
    51-100. University of South Australia (UniSA) / Australia
    51-100. University of Southern California / United States 
    51-100. University of Washington / United States 
    51-100. University of Waterloo / Canada 
    51-100. Vilnius Gediminas Technical University / Lithuania 
    51-100. Yale University / United States 
    51-100. Zhejiang University / China

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