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. Find out more about what our students love about Western on Why Study Here! (opens in a new window)
Academic Ranking of World Universities: Top 400
Western Sydney University has been named one of the world's top 400 universities in the prestigious ShanghaiRanking's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.
Find our more in our announcement or on the ARWU website. (opens in a new window)
Western Sydney Universiy is ranked:
Times Higher Education World University RankingsWestern Sydney University has been ranked:
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QS World University Rankings – star audit
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
QS World University Rankings - faculty areas
Top 250 - Arts and Humanities
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.