Sydney ranks 60th in the world in prestigious university ranking

September 12, 2019
Named in world’s top 100 universities
The University of Sydney has been ranked 60 in the world and first in the state in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings.

This year, more than 1300 institutions from 92 countries, were ranked in the THE World University rankings.

The THE World University Rankings assess universities based on 13 performance indicators grouped into five areas:

  • teaching (the learning environment)
  • research (volume, income and reputation)
  • citations (research influence)
  • international outlook (staff, students and research)
  • industry income (knowledge transfer).

The University of Sydney showed major improvement in international outlook, with increases in all of the sub-indicators, as well as improvement in citations, teaching and research.

“Our top 100 position in the Times Higher Education ranking is recognition of the high-quality teaching and research taking place at the University of Sydney,” said University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence.

“It is pleasing to see our strong performance in many of the indicators, particularly the increase in scores for both our reputation for research and for teaching.”

Earlier this year, the University of Sydney moved into second place in Australia in the 2019 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings ­– a ranking based on the results of an invitation-only academic opinion survey.

The University also ranked 25th out of more than 450 institutions in the 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking, which is a new ranking aimed at capturing universities’ impact on society.


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