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Foundation: 1975

Mission: As a university we will be of service to our communities, and shape the world through Murdoch’s determination to apply our knowledge.

Vision: Our expectation is to be: in the top 300 universities in world university rankings; recognised as a leader in global engagement, ranked in the top 1% of universities on internationalisation and be known as a gateway to the Asia and Indo-Pacific regions; known for quality and innovation in education with strong domestic and international brands and through collaboration with global and domestic partners; known as a university for innovative thinking and problem solving; in the top quartile for student satisfaction in Australia, leading to above sector average retention and strong student performance; in the top quartile for graduate employability in Australia; recognised as a leader in the development of Perth through the Knowledge and Health Precinct, with major government, industry and community partners; known as a university for innovative, ambitious and creative staff, and for a culture that fosters a ‘can do’ attitude and values individual contributions for collective goals; known as the university where education is made available for everyone who has the capacity to succeed irrespective of background; and known as a university of deep engagement with many external communities, alumni and supporters, building on mutual interests for common benefits.



Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldPacific RegionOECDAustralia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 497th27th435th24th
Arts and Humanities 447th36th409th30th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 700th61st623rd58th
Business, Management and Accounting 577th38th462nd31st
Chemistry 648th45th567th39th
Computer Science 627th39th524th35th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 426th33rd358th28th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 364th24th299th19th
Energy 533rd38th418th33rd
Engineering 563rd39th466th33rd
Environmental Science 443rd29th356th27th
Mathematics 606th37th508th31st
Medicine 604th41st554th39th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 630th35th535th33rd
Physics and Astronomy 636th40th562nd35th
Psychology 555th45th521st39th
Social Sciences 438th34th370th27th
Veterinary 134th11th105th10th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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