UNSW ranks 71st in the 2023 THE World University Rankings

14 Oct 2022

UNSW Sydney maintains its world-class ranking during challenging pandemic period.

UNSW Sydney has placed 71st globally in the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

This year, 1799 universities across 104 countries were measured in the THE rankings. UNSW is one of seven Australian universities ranked in the top 100.

UNSW Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research & Enterprise, Professor Nicholas Fisk, said, “UNSW has maintained its high ranking among the best universities in the world in this year’s THE rankings.

“Despite challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has performed consistently across the three main global research rankings – THE World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) – over the last year.

UNSW’s citation impact score – reflecting how many times our academics' research papers are cited by other articles, books or authors – has increased in contrast to most of the Go8. This is our best performance in this indicator to date, for which our researchers deserve acknowledgement and congratulations.

“Our continued strong performance can be attributed to our focus on research in key areas such as climate change, new materials, quantum computing, renewable energy and cutting-edge health research,” Prof. Fisk said.

The Oceania region – of which Australian universities are part – this year overtook North America to the distinction of the highest average overall score for ranked universities.  

UNSW has risen 25 places in the THE World Rankings over the last four years.

According to the rankings, Australia has 10 universities in the world’s top 200, making our nation the equal-fifth most-represented country.

Read the full THE rankings.