World ranking recognition for Business School’s Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

29 Jun 2017

Abercrombie BuildingThe University of Sydney’s reputation for world class transport studies has been reaffirmed by the latest Shanghai based Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

In its annual assessment based on a range of subject areas, ARWU has ranked Sydney at number seven in the world in the field of Transportation Science and Technology.

Transport related teaching and research at the University of Sydney is undertaken by the Business School’s internationally respected Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS).

Welcoming the result, the Director and Founder of the ITLS, Professor David Hensher, said that this latest ranking “is continuing evidence of the high quality and impact of research undertaken by ITLS”.

“This recognition highlights the importance of using our research capability within a research informed graduate teaching program to ensure that students benefit from state of the art knowledge in a field that is increasingly important to the School’s ‘business not as usual’ agenda," Professor Hensher said.

In other subjects delivered by the Business School, the University of Sydney ranked in the top 50 universities in the world in finance and in the top 100 in business administration and management.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities is published by the independent ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. It covers a total of 52 subjects across natural science, engineering, like sciences, medical sciences and social sciences.

More than 4,000 universities appear in the rankings this year.

This ARWU result for the Business School comes in the wake of a survey by The Economist magazine which ranked the School’s Master of Management program at number one in Australia; in the top three in Asia and at number 35 in the world.

The Economist ranking echoed those published at the end of last year by the prestigious London based Financial Times.

“Each one of these results reinforces our reputation as a global centre of excellence in learning, teaching and research,” said the Dean of the Business School, Professor Greg Whitwell.

“I am particularly pleased to see the outstanding work of the ITLS acknowledged in these ARWU rankings,” Professor Whitwell concluded. “The Institute is playing an enormous part in helping to shape the way we all will live, work and travel in the future.”