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 Rankings, Times 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.
“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.