Sydney is now in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) top 75 ranking

a major factor in achieving global rankings


The University of Sydney has increased its position with six places in the world's top 100 universities in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The University of Sydney has been ranked 74th in the world in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2020, upping its position from last year's 80th place.



The ARWU (Academic World University) Rankings are released annually by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. The institute ranks more than 2000 universities in the world, and has published the top 1000 universities and assigned special rankings for the top 100. has a focus on excellence in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine.

although global rankings cannot be used as the main yardstick, but I am pleased to see the quality of research being carried out by our scientists, engineers and medical researchers in this way, citing Deputy Deputy Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison as saying that the University's research results and an individual's outstanding academic performance is a major factor in achieving higher global rankings. results from publications such as Nature and Science provide the most important contribution to the success of the academic ranking.


We are now in the top 75 in the global ranking of major universities; recently 40th in the world in the QS world university rankings and 27th in the US News and World Report Rankings, 2nd in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, and 60th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings .

The university is also ranked 4th in the world and first in Australia in the QS Graduate Employoyability Rankings 2020.


The ARWU ranking uses six indicators to rank the university's academic and research performance. This includes:


the frequently cited researcher

paper published in the journal Nature and Science

indexed papers in leading citation databases

individual academic performance.

Nobel Prize and Field Medal winning alumni

staff who won the Nobel Prize and Field Medal

Harvard University has been ranked number one for 18 consecutive years, with Stanford University and Cambridge University in second and third place respectively.


The latest ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, released in June this year, places the University of Sydney's three subjects in the top 20 globally and 12 in the top 50. science is ranked 17th.

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