Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings

THE has been providing trusted performance data on universities since 2004. In 2021, its rankings include almost 1,500 universities across 92 countries, using 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators grouped into five areas:

  • teaching (the learning environment)
  • research (volume, income and reputation)
  • citations (research influence)
  • international outlook (staff, students and research)
  • industry income (knowledge transfer).

Overall

Top 250 globally

Times Higher Education puts La Trobe in the world’s top 250.

Time Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022

Top 50 in the Asia-Pacific

La Trobe is ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2019, Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region 2019

Top 50 young universities

La Trobe is ranked #45 and among the world’s best young universities.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, THE Young University Rankings 2020

Top-rated globally

La Trobe is in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2020, Ranking Web of Universities

Impact Rankings 2020

Universities ranked against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

#1 in Australia for economic growth

THE ranks La Trobe first in Australia for our efforts to promote economic growth and full, productive and decent work for all.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, Impact Rankings 2021

#1 in Australia for gender equality

THE ranks La Trobe first in Australia for gender equality.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, Impact Rankings 2021

#1 globally for Life on Land

THE ranks La Trobe first in the world for our efforts to protect and restore life on land.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, Impact Rankings 2021

Top 4 globally

La Trobe ranks in the top 4 universities worldwide for our work to advance the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, Impact Rankings 2021

Arts, social sciences and communications

Top 200 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies ranks our arts and humanities subjects among the world’s best.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2021 by subject: arts and humanities

Business and commerce

Top 400 globally

Times Higher Education ranks our business and economics subjects among the world’s best.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2021 by subject: business and economics

Education and teaching

Top 75

La Trobe's education subjects are ranked in the top 75 worldwide.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2021 by subject: education

Top 250 globally

The world’s three leading university ranking agencies put La Trobe's education subjects in the top 250.

THE, 2020, World University Rankings 2021 by subject: Education; Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2021, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Education; ShanghaiRanking, 2021, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 - Education

Health

Top 200 globally

La Trobe's clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects are ranked in the world’s top 200.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2021 by subject: clinical, pre-clinical and health

Top 250 globally

Two of the world’s leading university ranking agencies put La Trobe's psychology subjects in the top 250.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2019, World University Rankings 2020 by subject: psychology; Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2021, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Psychology

IT and engineering

Top 400

We're ranked in the world’s top 400 universities for computer science.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2021 by subject: computer science

Law and criminology

Top 200 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our law subjects in the global top 200.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2021 by subject: law

Science

Top 200 globally

We're ranked in the world’s top 200 universities for life sciences.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2021 by subject: life sciences