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Our world university rankings

We’re regularly ranked in the world’s top 50 universities
Our excellence in research and teaching makes the University of Sydney one of the top universities in Australia and highly ranked among the best universities in the world.

We excel across an incredible breadth and depth of subjects and disciplines, from arts to architecture, engineering to education, geography to technology. 

QS world rankings

Other world rankings that really matter

We are ranked in the top 70 for four of the other most credible and influential world university rankings.

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QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023

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in US News & World Report Rankings 2023

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in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

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in Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2022

Rankings where we are number 1 in Australia

A to Z snapshot of our subject rankings

We are ranked in the world's top 50 universities for more than 30 subjects.

Subject Australia World Rankings source
Accounting and finance 3 24 QS 2022
Archaeology 2 37 QS 2022
Agricultural sciences 3 32 US News and World Report
Architecture and the built environment
2 25 QS 2022
Artificial intelligence 3 16 US News and World Report
Anatomy and physiology 1 12 QS 2022
Arts and humanities 1 12 US News and World Report
Business and management studies 3 47 QS 2022
Clinical medicine 1 20 US News and World Report
Communication and media studies 2 28 QS 2022
Education 3 25 QS 2022
Engineering – civil and structural 2 17 QS 2022
English language and literature 1 18 QS 2022
Geography 3 20 QS 2022
History 2 25 QS 2022
Law 3 16 QS 2022
Medicine 1 18 QS 2022
Modern Languages 2 34 QS 2022
Nursing 3 7 ShanghaiRanking 2022
Oncology 1 13 US News and World Report
Pharmacy and pharmacology 2 14 QS 2022
Politics and international studies 2 40 QS 2022
Psychology 3 28 QS 2022
Public health 4 33 ShanghaiRanking 2022
Social policy and administration
3 32 QS 2022
Sociology 3 32 QS 2022
Space science 2 51 US News and World Report
Sports-related subjects 2 4 QS 2022
Surgery 1 41 US News and World Report
Telecommunication engineering 1 9 ShanghaiRanking 2022
Transportation science and technology 1 10 ShanghaiRanking 2022
Veterinary sciences 2 21 ShanghaiRanking 2022

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