When you think of Australia, do you think of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, or any of the other major cities? Do you think of a country that has some of the best universities in the world? It may surprise you to know that Australia’s higher education system ranks in the top 50 of the world’s best Universities. The U.S. Department of Education recognizes Australia’s educational system as outstanding. This recognition came from a review of Australia’s educational quality by a special committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The committee also looked at Australia’s high score on the international PISA test.