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University of Sydney moves up in Best Global Universities Rankings

26 October 2016
Sydney retains 2nd spot in Australia and New Zealand

The University of Sydney has moved up six places to take the 45th position in the world in the 2017 Best Global Universities Rankings.

Global and regional research reputation and academic research including publications, citations, books, conferences and international collaborations are among 12 indicators used in the rankings.

Global and regional research reputation and academic research including publications, citations, books, conferences and international collaborations are among 12 indicators used in the rankings.

This year’s ranking also sees the University retain the number two position among a field of 38 Australian and New Zealand universities.

The third annual rankings produced by US News are the largest and most comprehensive assessment of research in universities worldwide, rating 1000 institutions across 65 countries.

Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) at the University of Sydney, says the rankings are an important measure of the high standard of research that the University continues to deliver.

“We are delighted by the jump in the University’s global ranking, which now puts it in the top 50 universities in the world. The strong subject rankings also gained by several disciplines shows the quality research being carried out across our university,” said Professor Ivison.

The Best Global Universities Rankings gives each university a global score out of 100 based on 12 indicators, which this year resulted in the University of Sydney achieving a higher score of 75.7 - up from 71.9 last year.

In subject rankings, the University of Sydney made the top 40 in Arts and Humanities (21st), Clinical Medicine (33rd), Pharmacology and Toxicology (34th), Social Sciences and Public Health (25th). The University also secured number one position domestically in Clinical Medicine, Physics, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Public Health.

Professor Ivison says that the US News global rankings are one indicator of how universities are tracking in research output, and how they compare with universities in their region and across the world. “They can be a valuable benchmark for universities to identify partnerships for collaborative research projects,” said Professor Ivison.

A web-based data and metrics system, Clarivate Analytics InCites, is used to assess and rank the top 1000 institutions globally. The 12 indicators include the universities’ global and regional research reputation and academic research performance, as well as statistical analyses of highly cited papers, publications, citations, books, conferences and international collaborations.

View more details in the 2017 Best Global Universities Rankings.
 

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