When choosing a university, it's important to consider how well it is ranked in Australia and internationally.

Although a relatively new institution, each year VU receives greater global recognition.

World university rankings

In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/2017, VU was ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide.

The ranking is a list of the best universities globally and is the only international performance ranking to evaluate universities across their core missions of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

VU also ranked:

Study in Melbourne, the world's most liveable city. Source: Economist Intelligence Unit

World-famous courses

VU's courses are in-demand internationally, with many students studying our degrees through international university partners in China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Myanmar.

In 2017, our Master of Business Administration was ranked in Tier 1 by London-based CEO Magazine.

World-leading research

VU researchers were recognised for their global standing in the latest Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results.

VU achieved:

  • the highest rating of 5 (well above world standard) in three research areas
  • a rating of 4 (above world standard) in four areas
  • a rating of 3 (world standard) in eight areas.

Read more about our research excellence.

World-class research areas

The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked Victoria University:

Our world-class multipurpose facilities at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living are designed for research and teaching