UNSW Sydney ranks 84th in the 2024 THE World University Rankings

03 Oct 2023
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The Times Higher Education World University Rankings include 1,904 universities across 108 countries and regions.

Although UNSW’s ranking has dropped from 2023, we are one of six Australian universities ranked in the top 100.

The fall in rankings for Australian universities has been attributed to Australia’s isolation during COVID-19, its reliance on international student income, subdued investment in research and competition from China.

However the methodology for the World University Rankings has also changed substantially this year in an attempt to adjust for outputs across a diverse range of research-intensive universities across the world. Data that inform the distribution and country weightings of the survey determining one-third of the ranking, in particular impacted Australian universities.

“Despite these challenges, UNSW performed well in key areas at a global and national level,” said UNSW Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research & Enterprise, Professor Nicholas Fisk.

“Research Quality and Industry scores have gone up significantly. Our industry income submitted went from 90m to 126m. And UNSW achieved excellent results in research around overall excellence, influence, strength, income and patents.”

The rankings highlighted areas for improvement. These include the pillars around teaching reputation, student-staff ratios and research reputation.

Read the full THE World University Rankings 2024 results.