QS World University Rankings place University of Sydney in Top 10 for education

18 September 2014

The university has again been ranked eighth in the world for education in the latest QS World University Rankings in recognition of the exceptional teaching and research in the faculty. The University of Sydney's ranking rose this year to 37, highlighting the University as a leading research and educational institution.

Associate Professor Fran Waugh, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Work, believes that the ranking highlights the faculty's continued strength in education.

"I am delighted that for the second consecutive year that we have ranked 8th in the QS rankings. This validation reflects the exceptional professional standing of Faculty staff and the quality of our students," she said.

"According to Chinese tradition, 8 sounds like "prosper"; we are prospering and will continue to do so. Thank you to our staff and students for all their commitment and hard work."

Released annually, the QS rankings consider a range of factors including academic reputation, employer reputation, student-staff ratios, citation statistics and international mix. They address a broad target audience in sciences and arts, for both researchers and students. The QS score is 50 percent survey-related, 30 percent faculty and student population-related, and 20 percent citation-related.

They also place equal emphasis on arts and social sciences as well as natural sciences and mathematics, providing a clear picture of the current state of an institution and the quality of its offerings across the educational spectrum. For the full results, visit the 2014 QS World University Rankings.