University of Sydney boasts five areas ranked in global top 50 in THE rankings

1 November 2022

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.

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Five subject areas were ranked in the top 50 globally: education (27), law (38) clinical and health (which includes medicine, dentistry, and other health fields such as physiotherapy) (35), arts and humanities (39) and life sciences (46).  The university was ranked first in Australia for arts and humanities.

Education (up 31 places to 27), life sciences (up 14 to 46), and computer science (up 12 to 62) were the 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.

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 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 more than 100 countries.

In other rankings results, the University of Sydney 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.

About the University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is one of Australia’s largest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1850, it is Australia’s first university, and ranks in the top 50 universities in the world and among the top three in Australia.

The University of Sydney’s main area of operation in the city is its Camperdown/Darlington campus, located about 5 km from Darling Harbour and Sydney Cove. Buses run everywhere, but a 45-minute walk to the harbour can feature a stop at the Haymarket District or grabbing some great dim sum in Chinatown! Sydney offers you the culture and excitement of a modern city while the local University Student Union, pubs and coffee shops provide the sense of community not found off campus.

The University of Sydney has a network of teaching campuses. Some studies or placements are undertaken outside the main campus, such as Sydney’s dentistry program (Surry Hills campus) and vet medicine program (Camden campus outside Sydney).


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