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University of Sydney ranked among world’s best in latest QS Rankings

6 September 2016

The University of Sydney has cemented its position among the top 50 universities globally for research and educational excellence in the 2016-2017 QS World University Rankings.

The University of Sydney has ranked 46 in the world in the prestigious Quacquerelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, cementing our position in the top one percent of universities worldwide.

The latest rankings confirm the University of Sydney’s reputation as a leading institution for multidisciplinary research and teaching excellence. The University has consistently ranked in the top 50 universities globally for five years running.

The (QS) World University Rankings began in 2004, and consider more than 3,000 institutions worldwide. The annual rankings measure such factors as academic reputation, citation statistics, international mix and staff-student ratios.

We’re delighted that so many of our colleagues around the world think highly of our research and teaching.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Duncan Ivison

The prestigious rankings are regarded as the most comprehensive global comparison of universities.

In 2015 QS significantly altered their methodology for subject and overall rankings, influencing the ranking of many Australian universities.

Changes to the QS methodology included normalising citation scores, to the benefit of those universities with strong citations spread evenly across disciplines, as well as the exclusion from the official results of publications with more than 10 institutional affiliations, lowering the overall publication count for universities with a large number of collaborators in its published research.

“We’re delighted that so many of our colleagues around the world think highly of our research and teaching,” said Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison.

“Although we always need to treat rankings exercises with care it is pleasing to see the outstanding results for so many of our areas."

Since 2015, international student indicators for the University of Sydney rose significantly according to the latest QS World University Rankings. 

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