First of all, in the 2013 annual salary ranking of Australian university presidents, Australian Catholic University and University of Melbourne have the highest annual salaries, which are $1,095,000 and $1,055,000 respectively.

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In the list of Australian higher education institutions, the University of Melbourne still maintains its first place. But in the world rankings, it did not make it into the top XNUMX.

In the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the University of Melbourne has moved up one place from last year to 33. The University of Melbourne had achieved good results in 2012, with 28.

Australian National University is ranked 45th in this year's ranking.

Monash University rose from 91st last year to 83rd.

Sydney University rose 12 places to rank 60.

Phil Baty, editor of Times Higher Education, said that Australian universities performed well in this year's rankings, but Australia is entering a "radical reform period" as the federal government begins to try to deregulate university fees.

Glyn Davis, President of the University of Melbourne, said that the latest university rankings showed the school’s “prestige in the world”.

Christopher Ziguras, an associate professor at RMIT International Education Institute, said that there are different opinions on the importance of higher education rankings.

"No matter how much students value university rankings, I don't think domestic students will care too much." He said.

However, he also said that international students may pay more attention to these rankings.

"International university rankings cannot be used as the only standard to measure student abilities and teaching quality."

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