University of Sydney ranked in world top 20 for Life Sciences & Biomedicine
The University of Sydney is one of only two Australian institutions to appear in the top 20 for Life Sciences and Biomedicine in this year’s Times Higher Education world rankings. The University of Sydney is now ranked 15th in the world, jumping 12 places from last year’s 27th, while the University of Melbourne made a similar leap from 26th to equal 13th.
The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence welcomed the results.
"I am pleased that our continual improvement and our reputation for world class research and research led teaching is being recognised internationally," he said.
Five other Australian universities appeared in the top 50 for life sciences and biomedicine, including the University of Melbourne (equal 13), Australian National University (21), Monash University (25), The University of Queensland (28) and the University of NSW (43).
The rankings, which have been published annually since 2004, rate institutions on a combination of factors including reviews by peers and recruiters, research citations, and the international composition of faculty and students.
Sydney also rated well in the top 200 international universities overall, moving up one place from last year to 36th (equal ranking with the University of Melbourne and France’s Ecole Polytechnique).