Sydney ranked in world's top 50 universities

8 June 2017

The University of Sydney has been ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for the 14th year in a row.

The 2018 QS World University Rankings, released today, placed the University at 50th in the world. The University has ranked in the top 50 every year since the QS Rankings started in 2004.

While the University’s faculty-student ratio score decreased, it earned strong scores in its reputation with employers and academics.

In fact, academics around the world viewed Sydney’s research and teaching so highly, it ranked 25 in the world in the academic reputation indicator.

Scores by indicator:

  • Academic reputation (worth 40 percent of score): 99.3 percent
  • Employer reputation (worth 10 percent of score): 98.3 percent
  • Citations per faculty (worth 20 percent of score): 70.3 percent
  • Faculty student ratio (worth 20 percent of score): 21.4 percent
  • International Faculty (worth 5 percent of score): 100 percent
  • International students (worth 5 percent of score): 98.1 percent

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison said the rankings placed the University in the top one percent of universities in the world for yet another year.

“It’s pleasing to see our colleagues around the world regard our research and teaching so highly.”

QS ranked Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as the best university, followed by Stanford and Harvard.

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