Western Sydney University ranks among world’s best for 23 subjects

Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University has been named as one of the world’s top universities for the study of 23 subjects in the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject(Opens in a new window), including being ranked in the top 50 for Nursing.

The 2024 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject has been released by global higher education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

The influential ranking provides independent comparative analysis on the performance of more than 16,400 individual university programs taken by students at more than 1,500 universities in 96 locations around the world, across 55 academic disciplines and five broad faculty areas.

Overall, Western Sydney University had eight subjects ranked within the top 200:

  • Nursing ranked within the top 50
  • Development Studies ranked within the top 100
  • Sports-related subjects ranked 101-140
  • Agriculture and Forestry, Architecture/Built Environment, Geography, Linguistics and Sociology all ranked 151-200.

This latest ranking adds to the University’s impressive performance in other recent international rankings, including being recognised as number one in the world for social, economic and environmental impact in the prestigious 2023 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings.

Interim Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Clare Pollock, commended the University community on this latest ranking success.

“Congratulations to our staff and students whose efforts have contributed to this outstanding achievement,” said Professor Pollock.

“We are proud to be a University that is internationally-recognised for excellence in teaching, research and global outlook. The QS World University Rankings by Subject showcases the strength of our teaching and research programs across a wide range of disciplines.

“These programs are preparing our students to be a force for positive change and, most critically, are producing highly skilled graduates to address Australia’s workforce needs and to strengthen the economic and social prosperity of the Western Sydney region and the nation.”

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