International survey ranks Sydney in Top 20
28 October 2005
For two years running, the University of Sydney has been ranked in the top 20 biomedical universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education Supplement recently published World University Rankings.
Only eight other universities outside the US, and only one other Australian university matched this performance.
“We are delighted with the result” said Professor Andrew Coats, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. “In an era of global competition in higher education, a ranking like this confirms our top-flight international status.”
The rankings were determined by peer review, with 2,375 research-active academics being asked to name the top universities in the subject areas and the geographical regions in which they have expertise.
The selection was weighted so that just under a third of the academics came from each of the world's major economic regions - Asia, Europe and North America - with a smaller number from Africa and Latin America.