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The University of Melbourne ranked 1st in Australia, 48th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 197 research topics. The University of Melbourne ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 217,478 academic publications and 6,226,895 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 561 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#48 of 14,131 In the World
#1 of 59 In Oceania
#1 of 40 In Australia
#1 of 4 In Melbourne
#2 of 1,021 For Publishing
#3 of 1,018 For Optometry
#7 of 1,015 For Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
#125 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#82 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 194 other topics

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Biology rankings

The University of Melbourne ranked 1st for Biology in Australia and 44th in the World with 133,597 publications made and 4,456,910 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Paleontology, Immunology.

Biology ranking Location
#1 of 39 In Australia
#1 of 54 In Oceania
#44 of 6,663 In the World

University of Melbourne
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 780 9319
1991 720 10089
1992 740 10875
1993 797 11241
1994 819 12311
1995 969 13217
1996 1057 13907
1997 1010 15221
1998 1113 17456
1999 1265 19831
2000 1392 22714
2001 1483 25326
2002 1664 28928
2003 1765 33452
2004 1972 38721
2005 2282 45811
2006 2634 54469
2007 2885 64203
2008 3255 75431
2009 3706 88700
2010 3685 102710
2011 4235 120404
2012 4517 143479
2013 5176 164635
2014 5698 185908
2015 6086 208971
2016 6536 230050
2017 7089 261875
2018 7070 273521
2019 8149 328760
2020 9163 406867
2021 11257 545992
2022 9252 535920

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Melbourne in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 2 2 18
Zoology 4 4 30
Neuroscience 1 1 31
Virology 1 1 35
Botany 2 2 36
Forestry 2 2 39
Microbiology 2 2 40
Immunology 1 1 40
Paleontology 4 4 43
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 2 2 46
Genetics 1 1 46
Biotechnology 2 2 48
Agricultural Science 4 4 50
Animal Science 4 5 52
Biochemistry 1 1 52
Pharmacology 2 2 52
Evolutionary Biology 2 2 56
Oncology and Cancer research 2 2 58
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 5 5 59
Horticulture 4 4 73
Toxicology 3 3 93
Molecular Biology 1 1 95
Entomology 5 5 105
Nutrition and Food Science 4 6 108
Biophysics 4 4 121
Astrobiology 4 4 136
Nanotechnology 4 4 165

Medicine rankings

The University of Melbourne ranked 2nd for Medicine in Australia and 35th in the World with 125,843 publications made and 4,017,793 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Immunology, Public Health.

Medicine ranking Location
#2 of 39 In Australia
#2 of 53 In Oceania
#35 of 6,552 In the World

University of Melbourne
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 648 6468
1991 561 7014
1992 589 7618
1993 633 7806
1994 665 8519
1995 756 9101
1996 810 10062
1997 784 11059
1998 922 12857
1999 1057 14797
2000 1235 17434
2001 1235 19486
2002 1489 22894
2003 1530 26301
2004 1740 31186
2005 2004 37002
2006 2379 44314
2007 2595 52782
2008 2974 62991
2009 3434 74899
2010 3527 87659
2011 3983 103404
2012 4299 124708
2013 4949 144031
2014 5578 165901
2015 5838 188589
2016 6271 206951
2017 6918 239564
2018 6840 245923
2019 8109 298300
2020 9153 374365
2021 11365 504557
2022 9678 502805

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Melbourne in various areas of Medicine.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

The University of Melbourne ranked 2nd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Australia and 33rd in the World with 97,985 publications made and 2,409,521 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Sociology, Law, Philosophy, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#2 of 39 In Australia
#2 of 54 In Oceania
#33 of 6,939 In the World

University of Melbourne
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 388 2482
1991 400 2822
1992 418 2941
1993 496 3156
1994 534 3538
1995 592 3845
1996 635 4320
1997 735 4981
1998 742 5903
1999 894 6655
2000 1039 8285
2001 1041 9504
2002 1288 11717
2003 1378 14079
2004 1433 17592
2005 1696 21724
2006 1938 26086
2007 2216 31613
2008 2419 37545
2009 2711 45885
2010 2783 54217
2011 3172 64259
2012 3370 76304
2013 3655 90827
2014 4186 105481
2015 4477 116948
2016 4677 124688
2017 5392 141456
2018 5569 150243
2019 6397 183284
2020 7067 226017
2021 8788 312573
2022 7213 303913

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Melbourne in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Chemistry rankings

The University of Melbourne ranked 2nd for Chemistry in Australia and 65th in the World with 91,948 publications made and 3,298,191 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Physical chemistry.

Chemistry ranking Location
#2 of 39 In Australia
#2 of 52 In Oceania
#65 of 6,327 In the World

University of Melbourne
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 668 8033
1991 640 8876
1992 648 9664
1993 698 9933
1994 706 10801
1995 798 11727
1996 862 12073
1997 841 13178
1998 919 15123
1999 1012 16844
2000 1063 18893
2001 1190 20843
2002 1255 23174
2003 1354 26725
2004 1424 30693
2005 1690 36018
2006 1999 42348
2007 2169 48887
2008 2304 56622
2009 2528 65896
2010 2567 75443
2011 2891 87972
2012 3126 104466
2013 3407 118058
2014 3809 132938
2015 3951 148353
2016 4305 163977
2017 4578 184808
2018 4567 194465
2019 5205 231410
2020 5729 279547
2021 6808 373747
2022 5507 369881

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Melbourne in various areas of Chemistry.

Computer Science rankings

The University of Melbourne ranked 1st for Computer Science in Australia and 43rd in the World with 84,222 publications made and 2,525,690 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Telecommunications.

Computer Science ranking Location
#1 of 39 In Australia
#1 of 52 In Oceania
#43 of 6,597 In the World

University of Melbourne
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 370 3224
1991 387 3588
1992 429 4091
1993 467 4332
1994 525 4717
1995 596 5300
1996 627 5604
1997 666 6591
1998 714 7608
1999 835 8929
2000 917 10466
2001 999 11999
2002 1163 14260
2003 1177 16896
2004 1300 20328
2005 1492 24448
2006 1750 29485
2007 2006 34541
2008 2217 40449
2009 2551 49275
2010 2440 57222
2011 2816 67239
2012 2999 80283
2013 3298 93096
2014 3663 107081
2015 3800 119377
2016 4009 131043
2017 4544 149480
2018 4543 156662
2019 5292 191757
2020 5824 234440
2021 7084 317942
2022 5776 308790

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Melbourne in various areas of Computer Science.

Environmental Science rankings

The University of Melbourne ranked 2nd for Environmental Science in Australia and 34th in the World with 76,832 publications made and 2,071,234 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Paleontology, Oceanography.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#2 of 39 In Australia
#2 of 53 In Oceania
#34 of 6,683 In the World

University of Melbourne
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 409 4167
1991 383 4310
1992 392 4596
1993 451 4898
1994 483 5139
1995 570 5903
1996 616 6020
1997 613 6680
1998 628 7620
1999 718 8640
2000 852 10113
2001 877 11551
2002 1024 13059
2003 1110 15527
2004 1102 18032
2005 1371 22425
2006 1607 26444
2007 1719 30948
2008 1845 35573
2009 2202 42961
2010 2138 50069
2011 2409 58652
2012 2568 69030
2013 2853 80947
2014 3124 91640
2015 3466 101079
2016 3696 110059
2017 4130 123853
2018 4245 132866
2019 4810 160798
2020 5237 198840
2021 6492 270268
2022 5178 260231

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Melbourne in various areas of Environmental Science.

Engineering rankings

The University of Melbourne ranked 4th for Engineering in Australia and 74th in the World with 76,488 publications made and 2,217,309 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#4 of 39 In Australia
#4 of 52 In Oceania
#74 of 6,555 In the World

University of Melbourne
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 433 4243
1991 454 4566
1992 483 4705
1993 558 5275
1994 574 5504
1995 627 6186
1996 732 6663
1997 713 7499
1998 796 8755
1999 839 9640
2000 938 11255
2001 1033 12683
2002 1163 14013
2003 1151 16556
2004 1261 19694
2005 1466 24261
2006 1735 28207
2007 1883 33259
2008 2018 39001
2009 2309 47532
2010 2261 54281
2011 2544 63327
2012 2707 73876
2013 2871 84797
2014 3174 95592
2015 3229 104859
2016 3448 114313
2017 3929 127319
2018 3868 134731
2019 4443 160258
2020 4788 193063
2021 5779 258564
2022 4432 248488

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Melbourne in various areas of Engineering.

Psychology rankings

The University of Melbourne ranked 1st for Psychology in Australia and 31st in the World with 69,515 publications made and 2,069,832 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#1 of 39 In Australia
#1 of 52 In Oceania
#31 of 6,353 In the World

University of Melbourne
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 299 2901
1991 286 3244
1992 308 3529
1993 342 3656
1994 364 3939
1995 390 4347
1996 444 4865
1997 420 5490
1998 461 6342
1999 592 7163
2000 663 8636
2001 681 9448
2002 819 11431
2003 927 13259
2004 1010 15836
2005 1155 19090
2006 1329 22888
2007 1517 27403
2008 1648 32439
2009 1995 39551
2010 1992 46477
2011 2320 54932
2012 2426 66366
2013 2779 77395
2014 3138 89691
2015 3166 100313
2016 3483 108223
2017 3980 125442
2018 3920 127912
2019 4565 157915
2020 5027 195874
2021 6412 267735
2022 5441 265112

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Melbourne in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 1 1 7
Clinical Psychology 1 1 16
Occupational Therapy 4 4 22
Education Majors 2 2 23
Psychiatry 1 1 24
Special Education 4 4 25
Neuroscience 1 1 31
Sexology 2 2 32
Social Psychology 1 1 32
Child Psychology 2 2 42
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 3 3 48
Cognitive Science 4 4 73
Social Work 8 9 79

Physics rankings

The University of Melbourne ranked 5th for Physics in Australia and 96th in the World with 67,592 publications made and 1,935,923 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Acoustical Engineering.

Physics ranking Location
#5 of 39 In Australia
#5 of 52 In Oceania
#96 of 6,484 In the World

University of Melbourne
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 428 4387
1991 458 4551
1992 490 4739
1993 548 5223
1994 562 5569
1995 600 6223
1996 689 6682
1997 695 7509
1998 716 8539
1999 800 9446
2000 884 10941
2001 921 12138
2002 1020 13278
2003 1004 15800
2004 1114 18470
2005 1303 22483
2006 1583 25726
2007 1703 30174
2008 1816 35384
2009 1993 42094
2010 1995 48071
2011 2277 56220
2012 2362 65130
2013 2499 74433
2014 2729 83452
2015 2864 91687
2016 2991 99615
2017 3354 109736
2018 3278 116533
2019 3730 136294
2020 4053 165271
2021 4779 220680
2022 3622 210025

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Melbourne in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Medical Physics 2 2 67
Acoustical Engineering 3 3 74
Optical Engineering 3 3 75
Astrophysics and Astronomy 4 4 90
Nuclear Physics 2 2 121
Biophysics 4 4 121
Quantum and Particle physics 5 5 122
Materials Science 5 5 129
Astrobiology 4 4 136
Theoretical Physics 3 3 153
Nanotechnology 4 4 165
Atomic and Molecular physics 3 3 183
Condensed Matter Physics 6 6 257
Applied/Engineering Physics 7 8 261

Mathematics rankings

The University of Melbourne ranked 2nd for Mathematics in Australia and 39th in the World with 45,003 publications made and 1,315,735 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Math Teachers, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography.

Mathematics ranking Location
#2 of 39 In Australia
#2 of 52 In Oceania
#39 of 6,132 In the World

University of Melbourne
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 122 843
1991 143 858
1992 158 988
1993 187 1088
1994 211 1250
1995 266 1307
1996 284 1562
1997 304 1968
1998 323 2252
1999 418 2732
2000 417 3243
2001 484 3946
2002 571 4570
2003 561 5777
2004 626 7297
2005 774 9509
2006 890 11294
2007 1057 13547
2008 1218 16343
2009 1320 20424
2010 1291 24120
2011 1493 29267
2012 1684 34959
2013 1732 41756
2014 1985 48292
2015 2090 54658
2016 2226 59746
2017 2534 67198
2018 2608 71275
2019 3052 87628
2020 3416 105288
2021 4389 154211
2022 3529 153237

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Melbourne in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Math Teachers 3 3 26
Statistics 2 2 39
Actuarial Science 2 2 41
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 2 2 49
Blockchain and Cryptography 1 1 52
Applied Mathematics 3 3 91
Operations Research 5 5 141

Business rankings

The University of Melbourne ranked 2nd for Business in Australia and 37th in the World with 31,439 publications made and 686,537 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Management Information Systems.

Business ranking Location
#2 of 39 In Australia
#2 of 52 In Oceania
#37 of 6,002 In the World

University of Melbourne
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 94 492
1991 121 524
1992 133 554
1993 142 587
1994 159 750
1995 200 798
1996 209 1022
1997 264 1191
1998 287 1347
1999 324 1665
2000 361 2144
2001 408 2607
2002 487 3269
2003 536 4393
2004 531 5507
2005 623 7184
2006 656 8323
2007 856 10225
2008 948 12566
2009 992 15486
2010 981 17915
2011 1111 20734
2012 1176 23970
2013 1230 28444
2014 1365 32720
2015 1453 34582
2016 1555 35995
2017 1706 39714
2018 1756 41624
2019 1909 50514
2020 2189 60907
2021 2656 87638
2022 2160 79912

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Melbourne in various areas of Business.

Economics rankings

The University of Melbourne ranked 2nd for Economics in Australia and 35th in the World with 28,259 publications made and 581,641 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Economics ranking Location
#2 of 39 In Australia
#2 of 52 In Oceania
#35 of 5,789 In the World

University of Melbourne
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 77 438
1991 90 453
1992 91 480
1993 106 499
1994 129 595
1995 154 611
1996 160 818
1997 220 873
1998 214 1045
1999 289 1282
2000 318 1583
2001 345 1990
2002 409 2541
2003 418 3129
2004 407 3811
2005 530 5019
2006 549 5623
2007 684 7115
2008 706 8444
2009 804 10739
2010 815 12365
2011 946 15000
2012 1070 17367
2013 1060 21005
2014 1225 24732
2015 1333 26920
2016 1458 28821
2017 1554 32347
2018 1654 33825
2019 1834 41849
2020 2100 52944
2021 2569 77786
2022 2193 74899

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Melbourne in various areas of Economics.

Art & Design rankings

The University of Melbourne ranked 3rd for Art & Design in Australia and 35th in the World with 15,766 publications made and 257,722 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Aesthetics, Art History, Creative Writing.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

Art & Design ranking Location
#3 of 39 In Australia
#3 of 51 In Oceania
#35 of 5,426 In the World

University of Melbourne
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 65 366
1991 74 338
1992 85 386
1993 86 429
1994 90 484
1995 113 604
1996 112 593
1997 150 751
1998 156 829
1999 196 960
2000 205 1189
2001 216 1404
2002 247 1555
2003 270 1971
2004 250 2343
2005 284 3155
2006 352 3482
2007 374 4032
2008 419 4842
2009 444 5841
2010 449 6835
2011 497 8085
2012 548 9471
2013 633 11059
2014 678 12692
2015 752 13536
2016 754 14334
2017 821 15563
2018 816 16840
2019 925 20366
2020 1100 25546
2021 1255 34441
2022 999 32392

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Melbourne in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Cinematography 1 1 8
Photography 1 1 8
Multimedia 1 1 10
Singing and Vocal Performance 2 2 21
Entertainment Industry Business 4 4 28
Aesthetics 3 3 29
Performing arts 1 1 31
Literature 3 3 33
Music 3 3 33
Painting and Drawing 1 1 34
Sculpture 1 1 34
Creative Writing 3 3 35
Landscape Architecture 2 2 36
Illustration and Concept Art 1 1 37
Interior Design 2 2 40
Fashion Design 2 2 40
Art History 1 1 41
Architecture 2 2 50
Game Design and Development 3 3 53
Graphic Design 6 7 97
UX/UI Desgin 7 9 124
Computer Graphics 6 7 195
Animation 7 8 244