The 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, released on Thursday (AEST), showed Australia was the seventh most represented country out of 70 surveyed, with eight institutions in the top 200 and 22 in the top 400.
But the rankings editor warned that Australia would struggle to maintain high performance and research outputs without generous financial support….
The ranking revealed The University of Melbourne was the top Australian performer, maintaining 33rd place.
The next placed institution was Australian National University (ANU) based in Canberra, which this year lost ground, falling from 45th to 52nd.
Sydney University came in at 56th, up from 60th in 2014.