International ranking confirms Western Sydney University’s research as top 400 in the world

Parramatta campus

The increasing research output and international focus of Western Sydney University has been recognised in the 2017 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The latest international ranking cements Western Sydney University in the top 400 institutions globally, highlighting the University's renewed commitment to research with international impact.

The prestigious Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities uses six objective indicators to rank universities, including the number of highly cited researchers and the number of articles in journals of Nature and Science. It also measures the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and the per capita performance of universities. 

In the 2017 ranking, Western Sydney University improved its performance in each category while maintaining its prior result for the "per-capita academic performance" category.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover says the global ranking highlights the expanding international reach and reputation of Western Sydney University.

"On behalf of the University, I congratulate our researchers on this result and look forward to continued high quality research outcomes that focus on impact both domestically and globally," says Professor Glover.

More than 1,300 universities were ranked by ARWU in 2017, with data published on the best 800.


22 August 2017

Media Unit