University performs strongly in education, law, clinical and health, humanities and life sciences in latest THE World University Rankings by subject.
The University of Sydney has five subjects in the top 50 globally and improved its performance in seven of eleven subjects, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject 2023.
Five subject areas were ranked in the top 50 globally – education (27), law (38) clinical and health (35), arts and humanities (39) and life sciences (46). The University was ranked first in Australia for arts and humanties.
Education (up 31 places to 27), life sciences (up 14 to 46) and computer science (up 12 to 62) were our areas of greatest improvement this year.
“I commend the efforts of all our staff whose hard work is reflected in our competitiveness in these and other international rankings. This year’s Times Higher Education results especially underline our long-held strengths in medicine, health and the humanities. A key aspiration of our new ten-year strategy is to increase recognition in Australia and beyond of how our excellent teaching and research address challenges and transform lives,” said Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Mark Scott.
I commend the efforts of all our staff whose hard work is reflected in our competitiveness in these and other international rankings.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Emma Johnston commented, “Improvement in the rankings is one among many indications of the quality, creativity and impact of our research and our continuing ambition to translate our research into public benefit.
“The most recent examples include research led by the University of Sydney that has developed a material that mimics the complex structure of naturally occurring blood vessels, our development of a technique that reveals the health of coral reefs from space and our contribution to ensuring the fair and equal treatment of suspects being interviewed in the criminal justice system.”
The rankings judge research-intensive universities across teaching, research, research influence, international outlook and innovation using indicators such as citations, industry income and learning environment to inform the results. They assess almost 2000 institutions in over 100 countries.
In other rankings results this year, we jumped four places to 54th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and were ranked 41st globally in the QS World University Rankings.