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University of Sydney moves up in US News rankings

23 October 2019
Sydney climbs four places to be 27th in the world
The University of Sydney has been ranked 27th in the world by the US News Best Global Universities rankings, capping off a strong performance across the world rankings in 2019.
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The University of Sydney has been ranked 27th in the world and second in Australia by the US News Best Global Universities rankings released today.

An improvement on last year’s position of 31st, the result caps of a strong performance across this year’s world rankings, including the University retaining its position in the top 50 of the QS World University Rankings and rising in the Times Higher Education global reputation ranking.

“I am extremely proud to have our research excellence recognised on a global scale. This result continues our strong performance across all four of the major global rankings this year,” said Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence.

“Our researchers are taking on some of the world’s greatest challenges and this ranking is a testament to all their hard work.”

The University of Sydney is continuing to invest in world-class research with researchers looking to create solutions including developing 3D-printed bones to revolutionise surgerybusting traffic congestion and finding a solution to the world’s waste.

Our researchers are taking on some of the world’s greatest challenges and this ranking is a testament to all their hard work.
Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence

Established in 2014, the US News Best Global University rankings are designed to provide prospective students with insights into which international schools are world-renowned and are entirely based on institutions’ academic research performance.

They use Clarivate Analytics InCites to rank the top 1,250 institutions globally and focus on global research performance indicators such as reputation, publications, books, conferences, international collaborations and citations.

The US News rankings are dominated by US-based universities, and the University of Sydney’s position places it in the top 10 universities based outside of the US. Only two Australian universities feature in the top 30 globally.

Harvard University was again ranked as the top institution, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University. Only two non-US universities make up the top 10, with UK universities Oxford and Cambridge ranked fifth and ninth respectively.

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