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Sydney Science shines in QS World University Rankings by Subject



9 May 2013

Science subjects at the University of Sydney shine in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subject announced on 8 May 2013. The QS World University Rankings by Subject is an annual comprehensive ranking of universities across the world in 30 popular subject areas, indicating the specialist strengths of the top 200 universities internationally.

In 2013, University of Sydney science disciplines with outstanding rankings are: Psychology ranked 14th in the world, Mathematics ranked equal 27th in the world (equal with Yale University), Chemistry ranked 30th in the world and Earth and Marine Sciences ranked 33rd in the world.

Science subjects at the University of Sydney shine in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subject announced on 8 May 2013.
Science subjects at the University of Sydney shine in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subject announced on 8 May 2013.

The Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subject started in 2011, making this the third year of the rankings. This year, 2 858 universities were evaluated for the rankings, which were made on the basis of responses from 70 000 academic experts and graduate recruiters worldwide, and more than 68 million citation attributions from the bibliometric database Scopus.

"It's wonderful to see a range of our science disciplines recognised with excellent rankings in the QS World University Rankings by Subject - from psychology to mathematics to chemistry to earth and marine sciences," said Professor Trevor Hambley, Dean of the Faculty of Science.

"These terrific results across the Faculty of Science indicate the world class level of research and teaching here at the University of Sydney in the sciences," said Professor Hambley.

"In addition to our research outputs, these rankings indicate that our science graduates are highly regarded by employers internationally, so these latest ranking are excellent news for our staff and students."

To determine the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subject, academic experts identified the leading universities within their field and area of expertise, while employers who recruit graduates worldwide named the universities that they regard as producing outstanding graduates in a given discipline.

Along with the survey results, the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subject also incorporate a measure of research productivity and impact through a research citations indicator and a new 'H-Index'. The two measures in tandem help to more accurately account for both the quality and quantity of a university's research output in a given field.

See the whole Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subject for 2013 at: www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings


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