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 'Golden Age' universities

La Trobe is ranked #45 and among the world’s best universities established between 1945 and 1967.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, Best 'Golden Age' universities

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), 2021, Ranking Web of Universities

Impact Rankings 2020

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

Top 10

Times Higher Education ranks La Trobe in the top 10 in the world and second in Australia for our efforts to promote economic growth and full, productive and decent work for all.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2022: decent work and economic growth

#2 in Australia

Times Higher Education ranks La Trobe second in Australia for gender equality.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2022: gender equality

Top 50

Times Higher Education ranks La Trobe in the top 50 universities in the world for our efforts to protect and restore life on land.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2022: life on land

Top 20 worldwide

La Trobe ranks in the top 20 universities for our work to advance the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2022

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), 2021, World University Rankings 2022 by subject: arts and humanities

Business and commerce

Top 250 globally

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

Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022 by subject: business and economics

Education and teaching

Top 150 globally

La Trobe's education subjects are ranked in the top 150 worldwide.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022 by subject: education

Health

Realistic and safe spaces for students to put theory into practice

Our public clinics provide essential healthcare services and real-world learning experiences under the guidance of expert clinicians.

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Top 250 globally

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

Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022 by subject: psychology

IT and engineering

Top 400 globally

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

Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022 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), 2021, World University Rankings 2022 by subject: law

Science

Top 200 globally

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

Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022 by subject: life sciences