Sydney jumps in the rankings - again

15 March 2012

The University of Sydney has jumped to be ranked among the top 50 universities in the world in the latest annual Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

The prestigious Reputational Rankings complement the annual World University rankings and are based on a survey of academic opinion of more than 17,500 respondents from 137 countries around the world.

"This is an extremely encouraging result which underlines Sydney's growing international reputation. I congratulate the whole University community for their efforts in bringing about this recognition," said Professor Stephen Garton, the University's Provost and acting Vice-Chancellor.

Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education Rankings, said: "Only 100 universities are listed in our prestigious World Reputation Rankings - that is around 0.5 per cent of the world's higher education institutions. So those that feature in the list are part of an exclusive global elite of exceptionally powerful university brands."

The University of Sydney, Melbourne University and the Australian National University are the only Australian universities in the top 50.

In the most recent World University rankings published by the THE, the University of Sydney was ranked 58, and its previous Reputational Ranking was in a band of 51-60.

The world's leading university by reputation in 2012 is Harvard, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley.

For more information, visit the Times Higher Education website.

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