Education programs ranked as world leader

14 May 2013

In recognition of exceptional research and teaching in the faculty, Education at the University of Sydney has been ranked as eighth in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings.

The rankings place the University of Sydney alongside such prestigious institutions as Harvard University, The University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford in the list of the top 10 universities for education worldwide.

"The Faculty is delighted with the latest QS World Ranking," says Acting Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Work, Professor Robyn Ewing.

"While there are a number of different types of university ranking systems, this outcome is a real affirmation of global recognition for the quality of research and scholarly activity in our faculty."

Professor Ewing also notes the rigorous classification processes involved in the QS World University Rankings system as evidence of the high regard these latest results are held as a comparative snapshot of global university performance.

"The QS ranking is highly respected because of its attention to subject rankings and that three main data sets are analysed: academic and employer reputation surveys and citations."

The impressive results were mirrored across the University's many disciplines, with Sydney placed in the top 20 in the world in 11 subjects, more than a third of those measured in the rankings.

As well as being ranked equal ninth in Accounting and Finance, and 10th in the world for Law, the University of Sydney also placed 12th in English Language and Literature, History, Linguistics, and Civil and Structural Engineering, 14th in Psychology, 16th in Pharmacy and Pharmacology and Communication and Media, and 17th in Medicine.

The University ranked first among Australia's universities in English, Language and Literature and Civil and Structural Engineering, as well as placing in the top five in 26 of 30 subject areas.

Released annually, the QS World University Rankings reveal the top 200 universities globally in 30 individual subject areas, and are among the most authoritative and widely recognised in the world.

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