Transportation Science and Technology is the University’s top ranked subject in the 2018 ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS), coming in at number six.
Veterinary Sciences, Nursing and Education were also ranked highly, at 21, 25 and 29 respectively.
The GRAS measures 54 subjects covering more than 4,000 universities around the world.
Other high-performing subjects include clinical medicine (32), political sciences (34), public health (37), agricultural sciences (38), human biological sciences (49) and communication (50). Three engineering disciplines at the University rank in the top 50: civil (38), metallurgical (39) and telecommunication (46).
The rankings cement the University among the highest echelons, conducting world-class research and offering innovative degrees across a wide range of disciplines, said Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Laurent Rivory.
“Whether it be medical sciences or social sciences the University is proud to be recognised for conducting some of the highest calibre research in the world.”
Among recent research published by University of Sydney academics are findings about the administrative burden on school teachers and the sequencing of the koala genome.
The GRAS, formerly known as the Academic Ranking of World Universities, uses data on the citation impact, number of papers published in top journals, number of academic staff who have won awards, international collaboration on publications and total number of publication to determine the results.