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Why choose Western Sydney University?
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.
Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide
Western Sydney University has been named one of the world's top 500 universities in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Times Higher Education has ranked Western Sydney University 401-500 in the world.Times Higher Education has ranked Western Sydney University 56 in the world amongst universities under 50 years old.
For more information, visit the Western Sydney University page on the Times Higher Education website.(opens in a new window)
QS World University Rankings – star audit
5 Stars - Facilities
4 Stars - Employability
QS World University Rankings - faculty areas
Top 250 - Arts and Humanities
QS World University Rankings - subject areas
Top 50 - Nursing
Top 100 - Geography
Top 150 - 200 - Agriculture and Forestry
Top 200 - 250 - Education
Top 300 - 350 - Medicine
Top 350 - 400 - Computer Science and Information Systems
2015 Good Universities Guide
Research ranked at world class or better70% of the University's assessed research has been ranked at world class or better in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) national report.
For more information, visit Research Concentrations.
|Research areas ranked as "well above world standard" are: Plant Biology, Forestry Sciences, and Complementary Medicine.|
|Research areas ranked as "above world standard" are: Applied Mathematics, Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry, Soil sciences, Ecology, Mechanical Engineering, Performing Arts and Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, and Literary Studies.|
|Research areas ranked as "world standard" are: Analytical Chemistry, Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Civil Engineering, Clinical Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Film, Television and Digital Media, Historical Studies, Human Geography, Human Movement and Sports Science, Law, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Nursing, Other Studies in Human Society, Philosophy, Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural), Policy and Administration, Political Science, Pure Mathematics, Religion and Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Specialist Studies in Education, Urban and Regional Planning.|
Ranked among top 20 of Australian universitiesFor achievements in the prestigious Australian Research Council major grants.
For more information, visit Research Grants Awarded 2013.
Prime Minister's Australian University Teacher of the Year
For two years in a row (2011 and 2012), Western Sydney University academics have been the recipients of the University of the Year Award.
National Award for Teaching Excellence (NSW) 2013
Dr Lind is training future doctors to 'integrate the sciences with clinical reasoning'. She helps them link processes at the cellular level to disease - connecting the dots between science and medicine.
2014 Award for OLT Teaching Excellence
Over 25 years, Associate Professor Tonia Gray has a sustained record of excellence and scholarly contribution to the tertiary teaching and learning landscape. The cornerstone of her teaching philosophy is Experience - Based Learning (EBL), a highly individualised technique for reflective instruction.
Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching 2014 FellowshipsThe Fellowships program advances learning and teaching in higher education by supporting a group of leading educators to undertake strategic, high-profile activities in areas of importance to the sector. Through their fellowship activities, Fellows have a positive and lasting influence and impact on higher education practice in Australia.