Sydney among world's best in ARWU university rankings

15 August 2017

The University of Sydney has cemented its place among the world’s top universities with a ranking of 83 in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence said the result reflected the teaching and research excellence the University of Sydney had shown for more than 160 years.

"We have been producing the next generation of leaders in diverse fields since we were established. Through learning, critical analysis and active contribution to public debate, our people help to shape Australia’s national and international agenda,” Dr Spence said.

“We will continue to support our staff and students by investing in quality facilities, infrastructure, and collaborative research programs. Our new curriculum, for example, will equip all of our students with the qualities that they will need to succeed and be leaders in a very different world.”

Released by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) considers more than 1500 universities worldwide. It publishes a top 500 list, specifying ranks only for the top 100.

Globally, the ARWU’s list of the world’s top 20 universities for 2017 is largely unchanged from a year ago.

Harvard University is again in the top spot, ahead of Stanford, Cambridge, MIT, University of California (Berkeley), Princeton, Oxford, California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, with the University of Chicago rounding out the top 10.

Find out more about our world university rankings.

Read the full list of ARWU rankings.

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