Why choose Western Sydney University?
Western Sydney University is a world-class university, globally recognised for its research strengths and innovations in teaching. Here's why international students from over 70 countries choose to study at Western Sydney University every year. Find out more about what our students love about Western on Why Study Here! (opens in a new window)
Times Higher Education World University RankingsWestern Sydney University has been ranked:
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Academic Ranking of World Universities: Top 400
Western Sydney University has been named one of the world's top 400 universities in the prestigious ShanghaiRanking's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.
Find our more in our announcement or on the ARWU website. (opens in a new window)
QS World University Rankings – star audit
QS World University Rankings - subject areas
Top 150 - 200
Top 200 - 250
Education and Training
Top 350 - 400
QS World University Rankings - faculty areas
Top 250 - Arts and Humanities
Western Sydney University is ranked:
Research ranked at world class or better80% of the University's assessed research has been ranked at world class or better in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) national report.
For more information, visit Research Concentrations.
Research areas ranked as "well above world standard" are: |
Applied Mathematics, Ecological Applications, Soil Sciences, Ecology, Plant Biology, Forestry Sciences, Materials Engineering, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Oncology and Carcinogenesis, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cultural Studies.
Research areas ranked as "above world standard" are:|
Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry, Microbiology, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nursing, Public Health and Health Services, Human Geography, Psychology, Linguistics, Historical Studies.
Research areas ranked as "world standard" are: |
Specialist Studies in Education, Building, Communication and Media Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Criminology, Other Studies in Human Society, Religion and Religious Studies, Sociology, Literary Studies, Performing Arts and Creative Writing.
Ranked among top 20 of Australian universitiesFor achievements in the prestigious Australian Research Council major grants.