Published annually since 2011, the rankings list the top universities in a range of popular subject areas, covering 36 subjects as of 2015. Rankings are based on the expert opinion of more than 85,000 academics who identified the universities that have produced outstanding academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.
Amongst the business and management subjects, six Australian universities made the top 50 with The University of Melbourne taking the top Australian spot at number 15.
The University of New South Wales received the next best ranking at 19, with the school claiming 18 subjects in the world’s top 50.
The University of Sydney was ranked 32nd with an overall score of 80.3, naming their business subjects as some of the best in Australia.
University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence was thrilled with the results believing it reaffirms Sydney University’s place as a top school nationally and internationally.
“It is pleasing to see the University of Sydney again show global leadership in the latest world rankings,” Dr Spence said.
“The results confirm Sydney’s place among the world’s top research and educational institutions, and are testament to the hard work and distinction of our staff, students and alumni.”
The final three Australian universities to make the top 50 business and management subjects were The Australian National University (36th), Monash University (39th), and The University of Queensland (48th).
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