International rankings reinforce Western Sydney University’s rise

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Western Sydney University's growing international reputation has been reinforced with the release of the 2016 edition of the QS World University Rankings.

Ten subject areas at Western Sydney University were ranked in the top 400 worldwide, with Nursing ranked in the top 50 and Geography ranked in the top 100.  

The 2016 QS rankings evaluated over 4200 universities by measuring academic and employer reputation surveys, as well as metrics gauging the productivity and impact of researchers across the world.

"Western Sydney University is again among the world's elite institutions, being ranked in 10 subjects featured in the QS World University Rankings by subject," according to the report. 

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover says the 2016 results showcase the University's excellence in research and teaching.

"Western Sydney University is an engaged and outward focussed university that embraces innovation and prepares students to be leaders in the modern economy," says Professor Glover.

"The latest QS World Rankings are a welcome validation of our teaching and research, and will reinforce the University's growing international reputation."

The Western Sydney University subject rankings are:

  • Nursing Top 50
  • Geography Top 100
  • Agriculture and Forestry 150 - 200
  • Communication and Media Studies 150 - 200
  • Psychology 150 - 200
  • Sociology 150 - 200
  • Education 200 - 250
  • English Language and Literature 200 - 250
  • Medicine 300 - 350
  • Computer Science and Information Systems 350 - 400

The 2016 QS World Rankings feature 42 subject areas, and are based on 2015 Academic and Employer Reputation surveys, Citation and H-index metrics.


22 March 2016

Mark Smith, Senior Media Officer

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