University of Sydney: Sydney 41st in world in QS rankings

The University maintains its excellent record of being ranked in the top 50 universities globally every year since the QS rankings were established in 2004.

The University retained its ranking of third in Australia.

“I congratulate the University’s academic and professional staff on this strong result and the fact it was achieved during the major disruption of the pandemic,” said Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Mark Scott.

“It is a testament to their dedication and hard work and the direct beneficiaries are our students and the wider community.”

The maximum score for each category is 100. The University scored 96 points for academic reputation and 97 points for international research network, which measures research partnerships with other institutions around the world (but does not count towards the overall score this year).

The University has 28 strategic partnerships with leading institutions around the world, from Harvard University to the National University of Singapore.

Interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Kathy Belov said the University also ranked exceptionally highly in the proportion of international academic staff and international students attending the University, scoring 99 and 100 respectively.

“These measures highlight the global nature of our community and our work. We are proud to be a beacon for international collaboration and education, solving complex problems from climate change to COVID-19 and upskilling tomorrow’s global leaders.”

The international student ratio, with a score of 100, is the University’s strongest indicator. QS regards this as a proxy measure for how attractive a university is to international students and how internationalised the student experience will be.

This year’s rankings, produced by global higher education consultancy QS Quacquarelli Symonds, list the world’s top 1422 universities in 100 locations. The results account for the distribution and performance of 16.4 million academic papers and the 117.8 million citations received by those papers; they also account for the expert opinions of over 151 thousand responses from academics and 99 thousand from employers.

Earlier this year in the QS 2022 subject rankings the University increased its ranking in all five broad subject areas with nine subjects in the top 20 and 28 subjects in the top 50 globally.

In the 2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, published last year, the University was named the leading university in Australia, and fourth globally, for graduate employability. The University has held the number one position in Australia for the past six QS Graduate Employability rankings.