Our QS rankings

12 September 2013

Our QS rankings

The University of Sydney has confirmed its position as one of the globe's leading tertiary institution in the QS World University Rankings 2013 released today.

Building on its outstanding subject rankings released mid-year, the University has risen to number 38 in a field of 800 organisations worldwide.

The University was among only seven Australian universities to increase or retain their QS status for 2013.

At a subject level Civil and Structural engineering taught at the University's Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies continued to lead Australia. Placed 12th on the world league table it is three positions ahead of other Group of Eight research universities.

Professor Archie Johnston, dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology says:

"To be recognised internationally at such a high level is a terrific achievement and testament to the commitment of our staff."

The QS subject rankings have the faculty's individual engineering disciplines including Computer Science and Information Systems; Electrical and Electronic; Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing; consistently placed in the world's top five per cent.

"This has been a stellar year for the faculty, particularly as we celebrate 130 years of excellence in engineering education at the University of Sydney. We have achieved significant milestones in a number of areas including the level of funding supporting scholarships and the number of collaborative partnerships with industry on ground breaking research projects."

With industry support, the faculty also launched a leadership scholarship program.

"We believe we now offer the best undergraduate engineering scholarship program in Australia - in terms not only of financial benefit but also of genuine leadership development and professional industry experience, says Professor Johnston.

"We've also focussed on building our multidisciplinary research strengths that are centred on the six key themes of: clean energy; water and the environment; robotics; complex systems; materials and structures and biomedical engineering and technology."

The QS World University Rankings are compiled by the QS Intelligence Unit in close consultation with an international advisory board of leading academics. They are widely referenced by prospective and current students, university professionals and governments worldwide.