USyd ranks in the World's Top 100 Universities


USyd has been ranked 80th in the world with the release of the Academic Ranking of World Universities by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.

Harvard was ranked first for the 17th year running, followed by Stanford University and the University of Cambridge.

In the 2019 ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, which were released in June, USyd’s Transportation science and technology was ranked fifth in the world.

The ARWU rankings use six indicators to rank universities’ academic and research performance. These are:

  • alumni winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals

  • staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals

  • highly cited researchers

  • papers published in journals of Nature and Science

  • papers indexed in major citation indices

  • per capita academic performance.

“Our position in the world’s top 100 is a clear demonstration of the high-quality research being undertaken at the University of Sydney,” said Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison.

“We are proud of the achievements of our staff and alumni. They are leading the way in their fields, pursuing new ideas and addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges.”