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Sydney among world's best in global university rankings

9 October 2015

The University of Sydney has been ranked 51 in the 2015–16 US News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings.

Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence said the results reflected the teaching and research excellence the University of Sydney has shown for the past 160 years.

“Leadership is a core value of the University, and we consistently produce graduates who shape and change Australia and the world,” Dr Spence said.

"We are delighted to be ranked among the best in the world, and we will continue to support our staff and students by investing in quality facilities, infrastructure, and collaborative research programs."

The University of Sydney was ranked number one in Australia in Clinical Medicine and Physics, and Arts and Humanities were ranked in the top 20 globally.

US News uses the Thomson-Reuters database to rank the top 750 institutions globally (up from 500 institutions in 2014).

It includes 12 indicators ranging from research reputation and PhD statistics to highly cited papers statistics and international collaboration.

It also includes other bibliometric statistics on publications, citations, books and conferences.

View a complete list of the 2015-16 US News Best Global Universities Rankings.

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