Sydney rises in World Reputation Rankings
A rise in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings has cemented the University of Sydney’s place among the world’s best.
The University moved from 61–70 to 51–60 in the rankings, which list the world’s top 100 universities according to their reputation, as judged in an invitation-only survey of 10,500 senior academics from 142 countries.
“Our strong position in the World Reputation Rankings reveals how highly the university is regarded on the world stage,” said Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney.
“The positive assessment we have been given by our senior colleagues around the globe is testament to the outstanding research and teaching that takes place at the University of Sydney.
“Our improved ranking is also a result of a concerted effort as part of the university’s strategic plan to ensure the University of Sydney is recognised for the excellent research our academics conduct across all 16 faculties.
“We are continuing to work across the university to verify and correct affiliation data on publications, citations and research outputs to strengthen our reputation and results in the international rankings,” Dr Spence said.
The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings are a subsidiary of the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The reputation rankings are based on the world’s largest invitation-only survey of academic opinion, which has attracted almost 70,000 responses from senior, published academics in five annual rounds.
The reputation survey also contributes 18 percent of the overall score used to determine the global university rankings, which will be released for 2015 later in the year.