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University continues to excel in Times Higher Education subject rankings

22 October 2015
Our Arts and Humanities ranked best in Australia in Times Higher Education subject rankings

The excellence of our research, teaching and citations underpin our positioning in the Times Higher Education subject rankings. 

The University of Sydney has performed strongly in the 2015/16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for specific subject areas, with outstanding results in Arts and Humanities and Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health.  

Subject rankings for other areas will be published over the next month.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings were founded in 2004. The rankings measure universities across the core areas of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

“We are delighted with yet another strong showing for the University of Sydney in these subject rankings. Our Arts and Humanities disciplines have been ranked among the best in the world over the past five years making us the clear leader in Australia,” said Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research.

“The performance of our health disciplines is also impressive. Our ambition is to be the leading research and education institution in Australia and among the best in the world. These results suggest we’re on track in pursuing this vision, which is at the heart of our emerging new strategic plan.”

Arts and Humanities

The results place the University of Sydney as Australia’s top institution for Arts and Humanities and 29th globally.

This achievement was driven by excellence in research and teaching by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Since the inception of the Times Higher Education subject rankings in 2011 the University has consistently ranked within the top 30 globally in Arts and Humanities. 

Our ambition is to be the leading research and education institution in Australia and among the best in the world.
Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research

Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health

The University of Sydney was placed second in Australia and 33rd globally in the Times Higher Education subject rankings for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health. This high rank is driven by strong performance in citations and research reputation.

This subject area encompasses the Sydney Medical School and includes significant contributions from the Faculties of Science, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Sydney Nursing School.

The University has consistently ranked within the top 50 universities globally in Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health in the Times Higher Education rankings since 2011.  

The Times Higher Education made significant changes to their methodology this year, but the University of Sydney continues to remain securely within the top 50 institutions globally.  

Verity Leatherdale

Manager, Faculty Media and PR
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