International recognition for UWS

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The University of Western Sydney's excellence in teaching and research has been acknowledged in the 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject(opens in a new window), which evaluated over 3,500 universities.

Four subject areas at UWS - Agriculture and Forestry, Education, Psychology and Sociology - were ranked in the top 200 worldwide. Two additional areas - English Language and Literature and Medicine - were ranked in the top 350.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover welcomes the independent assessment of UWS programs.

"The latest QS World University Rankings reinforces UWS's reputation as a world-class centre for research and teaching," says Professor Glover.

"UWS has high calibre researchers conducting innovative and relevant research and award winning teachers who provide our graduates with the knowledge and skills demanded by employers."

The UWS subject rankings are:

  • Agriculture and Forestry 151 - 200
  • Education 151 - 200
  • Psychology 151 - 200
  • Sociology 151 – 200
  • English Language and Literature 251 – 300 
  • Medicine 301 - 350

In the fifth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject over 100 million citations attributions were analysed and the provision of over 14,000 programs verified.

The rankings are generated using results from the QS Global Employer and Academic Surveys and bibliometric data from Elsevier's Scopus database.


29 April 2015

Media contact: Paul Grocott, Senior Media Officer

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