Universities in Oceania

Higher Education in Oceania

Introduction

What are the most popular Universities in each Oceanian country? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of Oceanian countries and providing a ranking of their higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate higher education-related organization in each Oceanian country
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
uniRank's aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top Universities in each Oceanian country based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves. At the bottom of the page we also provide a brief overview of the higher education in Oceania.

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Snapshot of Higher Education in Oceania (2020 data)

  1. Oceanian Universities World Representation

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  2. How many Universities are there in Oceania? According to the uniRank database in 2020 there are currently 62 officially recognized higher-education institutions in Oceania. Considering that the uniRank database includes a total number of 13,723 officially recognized higher education institutions the proportion of Oceanian Universities in the world is as follows:

    • uniRank Oceanian Universities World Representation Index: 0.45%

    Being the estimated population of the Oceanian continent around 0.53% of the total world population (source: United Nations' World Population Prospects, the 2015 Revision), the Oceanian Higher education system and offerings seem to be fairly represented in the world at least in terms of the number of higher education institutions.


  3. Public vs Private Universities in Oceania

  4. How many public and private Universities are there in Oceania? Out of the total number of 62 recognized higher educations institutions in Oceania included in the uniRank database, 56 are public (i.e. officially affiliated to or run by national, state or local governments) and 6 are private.

    In terms of the number of public versus private Universities, the uniRank database shows a much higher presence of public higher education institutions in the Oceanian continent as a whole. Moreover, 47 out of the top 50 Universities in Oceania (94%) are public higher education institutions. Differences and peculiarities may still exist in each Oceanian country higher education system.


  5. Non-profit vs for-profit Universities in Oceania

  6. What type of entities are Universities in Oceania? Out of the total number of 62 recognized higher educations institutions in Oceania included in the uniRank database, 58 are non-profit and 1 is for-profit. The type of entity of the remaining Oceanian Universities included in the uniRank database is unknown or it has not been reported. As a general rule, the vast majority of Oceanian public higher education institutions are not-for-profit organisations, not necessarily in legal terms but certainly in terms of nature and institutional purposes such as role, scope and mission.


  7. Top 50 Universities in Oceania

  8. uniRank publishes twice a year a non-academic ranking of the top 50 Universities in Oceania based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources. Please read the ranking methodology in the About Us page for more information.

    According to the 2020 uniRank University Ranking this is the list of the top 10 Universities in Oceania:

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