World-beating results in QS subject rankings

27 February 2019
30 subjects ranked in top 50 globally
The QS 2019 Subject Rankings, released today, rated two University of Sydney subjects in the top 10 globally and 30 subjects in the top 50 globally.

Sport, which encompasses physical therapy, sports therapy and rehabilitation was ranked fourth in the world and veterinary science placed ninth.

Subjects ranked in the top 50 included education (12th), law (12th), anatomy and physiology (13th), nursing (15th), architecture and the built environment (15th), geography (17th) and medicine (18th).

We aim to be the best education and research institution in Australia and among the best in the world....
Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence

Domestically the University was ranked number one in Australia for architecture and the built environment, veterinary sciences and education.

The University of Sydney’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence said, “We are a world leading university producing research that matters and providing outstanding teaching. It is pleasing to see this is reflected in the latest QS subject rankings where we have performed well across a broad range of disciplines.

“We aim to be the best education and research institution in Australia and among the best in the world as we continue to work on solutions to the major research challenges of our time.”

He pointed to leading research which has the potential to change our hospital and healthcare systems, including:

Domestically, the University of Sydney led the first national report on the impact of climate change on our wellbeing, finding policy inaction on climate change may be having an adverse impact on our health.  

“This year’s QS performance also included strong performance in our reputation with employers, with our graduates named as Australia’s most employable for the fourth consecutive year running in the QS graduate employability rankings,” Dr Spence said.

The QS Subject Rankings score universities around the world on their reputation with employers and academics. It also measures their H-index as an institution (the H-index is a metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of a publication) and citations per research paper.