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April 6, 2016

University of Sydney excels in latest QS Rankings


Sydney ranked among world’s best across all disciplines

The University of Sydney has cemented its position as a global leader in research and educational excellence in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Thirty-two of our subjects were ranked in the top 50 globally, of which nine were ranked in the top 20.

Veterinary Science was ranked ninth in the world and number one in Australia, while three other subjects also shared the number one national ranking – Architecture/Built Environment (17 globally), Medicine (17), and Nursing (13).

The prestigious rankings are regarded as the most comprehensive global comparison of universities at individual subject level.

The results highlighted the University’s strengths in subjects across all the disciplines ranked, including Law (11), Education (16), Accounting and Finance (18), Geography (22), English Language and Literature (20) and Engineering – Civil and Structural (20). For the first time, Philosophy entered the top 50 globally with a rank of 37 worldwide.

Across the board, the University was ranked among the world’s elite institutions, with 41 of the 42 subjects assessed achieving a rating in the top 100 globally.

To compile the rankings, QS evaluated 4,226 universities, qualified 2,691 universities and ranked 945 institutions in total. The process included analysing more than 113 million citations, and verifying the provision of more than 15,530 programs.

Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence said it was very pleasing to see the University of Sydney show global leadership in the latest world rankings.

“The results confirm Sydney’s place among the world’s top research and educational institutions, and are testament to the hard work and distinction of our staff, students and alumni.

“The University of Sydney has maintained its excellence in the face of increasing competition on the world stage, and continues to demonstrate strength across its diverse breadth of academic areas.”