Sydney Arts and Humanities ranked number one in Australia

The University of Sydney has performed strongly in the 2015/16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for specific subject areas, with outstanding results in Arts and Humanities and Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health.

University of Sydney arts and humanities degrees
Study arts at the University of Sydney

Subject rankings for other areas will be published over the next month.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings were founded in 2004. The rankings measure universities across the core areas of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

“We are delighted with yet another strong showing for the University of Sydney in these subject rankings. Our Arts and Humanities disciplines have been ranked among the best in the world over the past five years making us the clear leader in Australia,” said Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research.

“The performance of our health disciplines is also impressive. Our ambition is to be the leading research and education institution in Australia and among the best in the world. These results suggest we’re on track in pursuing this vision, which is at the heart of our emerging new strategic plan.”

Arts and Humanities at the University of Sydney

The results place the University of Sydney as Australia’s top institution for Arts and Humanities and 29th globally.

This achievement was driven by excellence in research and teaching by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Since the inception of the Times Higher Education subject rankings in 2011 the university has consistently ranked within the top 30 globally in Arts and Humanities.


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