The University of Adelaide is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. This is based on the Times Higher Education Supplement, QS and Shanghai Jiao Tong Rankings.
The University of Adelaide has been ranked within the top 176 Universities in the world in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-13.
These rankings have been developed in concert with rankings data provider Thomson Reuters, with input from more than 50 leading figures in the sector from 15 countries across every continent.
The rankings of the top universities across the globe employ 13 separate performance indicators. These 13 elements are brought together into five headline categories, which are:
In 2012 the University of Adelaide was ranked within the Top 201 - 300 universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
|Quality of Education||Alumni of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals|
|Quality of Faculty||Staff of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals|
|Highly cited researchers in 21 broad subject categories|
|Research Output||Papers published in Nature and Science|
|Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-expanded and Social Science Citation Index|
|Per Capita Performance||Per capita academic performance of an institution|
The University of Adeaide ranked 102 in the 2012 results.
The QS World University Rankings are based on data covering four key areas of concern for students: research, employability, teaching adn internationalisation, utilising six indicators: