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Sydney shows global leadership in QS World University Rankings by Subject


29 April 2015

The University of Sydney has demonstrated its global leadership in research and higher education in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The University was named in the global top 10 in one subject and achieved three top spots nationally in the prestigious rankings, regarded as the most comprehensive global comparison of universities at individual subject level.

Education at Sydney was ranked ninth in the world, and the University proved best in Australia in English Language and Literature (18th in the world), Medicine (17th) and Veterinary Science (equal 11th).

Among its other top 20 rankings were Law (13th in the world), Architecture/Built Environment (17th), Engineering - Civil and Structural (19th) and Accounting and Finance (equal 19th).

The University was ranked in the top 100 in the world in 34 of the 36 areas covered in the rankings.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based on the expert opinion of more than 85,000 academics, who identified the leading institutions within their field and region of expertise, and more than 41,000 employers, who identified the universities that have produced outstanding graduates in a given discipline area. The results are also informed by the analysis of 17.3 million research papers and 100 million citations.

"It is pleasing to see the University of Sydney again show global leadership in the latest world rankings," Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence said.

"The results confirm Sydney's place among the world's top research and educational institutions, and are testament to the hard work and distinction of our staff, students and alumni.

"The University of Sydney has maintained its excellence in the face of increasing competition on the world stage, and continues to demonstrate strength across its diverse breadth of academic areas."

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