Western Sydney University is a world-class university, globally recognised for its research strengths and innovations in teaching. Here's why international students from over 70 countries choose to study at Western Sydney University every year.

World rankings

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Western Sydney University has been ranked:
  • Top 2% in the world
  • In world's top 500 universities
  • Ranked 71 in the world among universities under 50 years old
  • Number 70 in Asia-Pacific

Rank by subject:

Top 250 
Arts and Humanities

Top 300 
Life Sciences

Top 400 
Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health
Social Sciences

Top 500
Engineering and Technology

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Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic World Ranking of Universities

Academic Ranking of World Universities: Top 400

Western Sydney University has been named one of the world's top 400 universities in the prestigious Shanghai Ranking's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017.

Find out more in our announcement or on the ARWU website. (opens in new window)Opens in a new window

2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) subject rankings

Top 50

Top 75
Civil Engineering
Agricultural Sciences

Top 150
Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Top 200
Hospitality & Tourism

Top 300
Public Health

Top 400
Environmental Sciences & Engineering
Clinical Medicine
Political Sciences
Business Administration

Research Rankings

Research ranked at world class or better

80% of the University's assessed research has been ranked at world class or better in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) national report.
For more information, visit Research Concentrations.
5/5 stars - indicating that UWS is well above world standard Research areas ranked as "well above world standard" are: 
Applied Mathematics, Ecological Applications, Soil Sciences, Ecology, Plant Biology, Forestry Sciences, Materials Engineering, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Oncology and Carcinogenesis, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cultural Studies. 
4/5 stars - indicating that UWS is above world standard  Research areas ranked as "above world standard" are:
Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry, Microbiology, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nursing, Public Health and Health Services, Human Geography, Psychology, Linguistics, Historical Studies.
3/5 stars - indicating that UWS is at world standard  Research areas ranked as "world standard" are: 
Specialist Studies in Education, Building, Communication and Media Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Criminology, Other Studies in Human Society, Religion and Religious Studies, Sociology, Literary Studies, Performing Arts and Creative Writing.


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