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US News ranks Sydney 31 in the world

1 November 2018
The University of Sydney has placed 31st in the world in the latest US News Best Global Universities rankings, climbing in all four major global university rankings this year.

The University advanced three spots internationally on last year and maintained its ranking in the top two universities in Australia.

The jump follows the University’s recent improvements in the QS World RankingsTimes Higher Education World University rankings and Academic Ranking of World Universities, all of which use slightly different criteria and weighting.

University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence AC said the results were outstanding.

In 2018 the international research and reputation of the University of Sydney has been recognised through improvements in all four of the most prestigious global rankings, which is a testament to the high quality of our research and collaborations.
University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Michael Spence AC

“I am extremely proud of the work of our people and our focus on multidisciplinary research that has global reach and impact.”

Over the past seven years the University of Sydney has invested more than $1.5 billion in multidisciplinary research initiatives that bring together leading research teams to focus on some of the world’s biggest challenges – from finding new treatments and preventions for obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease to creating next-generation nanoscale devices.

Established in 2014, the US News Best Global University rankings are designed to provide insights into how universities compare globally and assist prospective students with exploring their options.

The rankings use Clarivate Analytics InCites to rank the top 1,250 institutions globally and focus on global research performance indicators such as reputation, publications, books, conferences, international collaborations and citations.

Harvard University once again ranked as the top institution globally.