Western Sydney University continues to rise in prestigious global rankings

Western Sydney University has continued to rise in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, being named among the top 250 universities globally for the first time.

The 2022 results, released today, saw the University rise five places to be ranked 13th nationally, and enter the 201-250 ranking band globally. The results also saw improvements in industry engagement, international outlook and a 79-place improvement in teaching outcomes.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The rankings use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry, and governments.

Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover AO, congratulated the University community on the excellent results.

“These ranking improvements are testament to the University’s continued dedication to excellence, innovation and establishing meaningful links with industry and the communities we serve,” said Professor Glover.

“The University’s impressive teaching results are especially pleasing and highlight Western’s commitment to inspiring students to become the next generation of innovators, thought leaders and civic-minded citizens.”

The 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings add to the University’s impressive list of credentials and recognition as a world leader in education, research and innovation.

This includes being ranked 20th in Australia and 346th in the world in the Academic Ranking of World Universities; 6th in Australia and 34th in the world in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings; 17th in the world in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings; and top 500 in the QS World University Rankings.

The 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings can be found here.


2 September, 2021

Emma Sandham, Senior Media Officer