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Western Sydney University ranked 24th in Australia, 639th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 128 research topics. Western Sydney University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 14,126 publications and 545,202 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 37 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#639 of 14,131 In the World
#30 of 59 In Oceania
#24 of 40 In Australia
#52 of 1,062 For Publishing
#60 of 1,049 For Nursing
#86 of 1,006 For Early Childhood Education
#1070 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#611 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 125 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Western Sydney University ranked 23rd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Australia and 318th in the World with 3,912 publications made and 144,377 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Demography, Political Science, Education Majors, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#23 of 39 In Australia
#27 of 51 In Oceania
#318 of 5,073 In the World

Western Sydney University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 11 15
1992 6 5
1993 15 40
1994 10 21
1995 17 19
1996 44 75
1997 54 57
1998 75 138
1999 74 98
2000 71 142
2001 83 132
2002 68 189
2003 95 253
2004 97 300
2005 96 232
2006 112 468
2007 148 502
2008 162 745
2009 223 657
2010 253 675
2011 321 820
2012 370 927
2013 380 981
2014 382 1555
2015 312 778
2016 178 1193
2017 75 186
2018 53 380
2019 54 74
2020 39 30
2021 26 8

Medicine

Western Sydney University ranked 23rd for Medicine in Australia and 617th in the World with 3,707 publications made and 167,493 citations received. Main research topics: Nursing, Health Science, Healthcare Management (MHA), Physical Therapy, Public Health.

Rank Ranking
#23 of 39 In Australia
#26 of 50 In Oceania
#617 of 4,739 In the World

Western Sydney University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 5
1992 1 0
1993 7 14
1994 10 15
1995 10 21
1996 37 57
1997 31 39
1998 50 79
1999 51 76
2000 67 116
2001 68 134
2002 51 217
2003 84 202
2004 80 268
2005 74 274
2006 75 311
2007 112 473
2008 144 530
2009 173 664
2010 237 892
2011 252 976
2012 355 1370
2013 382 1659
2014 450 2063
2015 440 1791
2016 207 1351
2017 82 779
2018 52 438
2019 52 147
2020 29 94
2021 32 5
Speciality Australia rank Oceania rank World rank
Nursing 11 11 60
Occupational Therapy 16 19 228
Healthcare Management (MHA) 20 22 246
Forensic Science 20 23 259
Family medicine 20 22 261
Health Science 21 23 279
Social Work 19 23 280
Sports Medicine 21 24 306
Psychiatry 20 22 321
Sports / Exercise science 25 29 338
Physical Therapy 23 27 345
Public Health 23 26 354
Gerontology 21 25 367
Clinical Psychology 23 27 378
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 22 24 393
Audiology 21 24 398
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 27 31 449
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 18 20 487
Epidemiology 21 25 492
Critical Care Nursing 23 26 525
Pediatrics 21 25 607
Medical Physics 24 27 655
Ophthalmology 16 18 663
Surgery 22 25 836
Optometry 30 34 836
Anatomy and Physiology 25 29 845
Cardiology 26 31 908
Oncology and Cancer research 25 27 955
Radiation Therapy 25 27 961
Sonography and Ultrasound 25 30 967
Anesthesiology 27 31 969
Immunology 26 29 1023
Pathology 25 28 1060

Psychology

Western Sydney University ranked 20th for Psychology in Australia and 309th in the World with 2,500 publications made and 132,949 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Education Majors, Child Psychology, Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#20 of 39 In Australia
#23 of 49 In Oceania
#309 of 3,654 In the World

Western Sydney University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 8 21
1992 3 7
1993 11 47
1994 11 28
1995 9 16
1996 24 89
1997 34 58
1998 35 98
1999 56 129
2000 54 122
2001 44 178
2002 40 153
2003 72 312
2004 82 311
2005 76 422
2006 70 411
2007 101 412
2008 106 396
2009 152 604
2010 150 622
2011 181 634
2012 210 975
2013 245 1061
2014 279 1249
2015 226 1006
2016 105 562
2017 40 204
2018 24 83
2019 26 33
2020 10 3
2021 9 1
Speciality Australia rank Oceania rank World rank
Education Majors 18 21 107
Sexology 9 10 108
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 14 16 161
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 18 20 213
Special Education 21 23 219
Occupational Therapy 16 19 228
Social Psychology 18 21 268
Child Psychology 20 23 270
Social Work 19 23 280
Psychiatry 20 22 321
Clinical Psychology 23 27 378
Cognitive Science 20 24 392
Neuroscience 18 20 660

Biology

Western Sydney University ranked 26th for Biology in Australia and 960th in the World with 1,833 publications made and 94,602 citations received. Main research topics: Botany, Agricultural Science, Oncology and Cancer research, Neuroscience, Biochemistry.

Rank Ranking
#26 of 39 In Australia
#30 of 51 In Oceania
#960 of 4,496 In the World

Western Sydney University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 4
1992 2 3
1993 4 6
1994 8 8
1995 5 6
1996 19 35
1997 24 54
1998 45 139
1999 32 52
2000 33 166
2001 47 165
2002 49 171
2003 41 106
2004 34 144
2005 45 175
2006 30 97
2007 41 116
2008 61 225
2009 80 274
2010 93 435
2011 136 590
2012 138 789
2013 199 1060
2014 226 1044
2015 192 993
2016 106 737
2017 56 270
2018 34 112
2019 18 26
2020 12 28
2021 17 3
Speciality Australia rank Oceania rank World rank
Horticulture 10 11 299
Botany 13 17 336
Entomology 15 18 359
Agricultural Science 17 19 367
Nutrition and Food Science 13 16 383
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 27 31 449
Astrobiology 16 18 516
Biotechnology 26 30 570
Microbiology 21 24 646
Neuroscience 18 20 660
Forestry 29 35 707
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 32 40 718
Zoology 29 36 772
Oncology and Cancer research 25 27 955
Immunology 26 29 1023
Genetics 29 35 1079
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 27 33 1094
Biochemistry 27 32 1141
Molecular Biology 24 28 1255
Nanotechnology 26 31 1454

Engineering

Western Sydney University ranked 24th for Engineering in Australia and 1089th in the World with 1,764 publications made and 48,716 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Automation and Control engineering, Structural Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Electronic Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#24 of 38 In Australia
#30 of 49 In Oceania
#1089 of 4,624 In the World

Western Sydney University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 4
1992 7 1
1993 1 1
1994 8 1
1995 10 6
1996 24 18
1997 18 7
1998 20 42
1999 21 18
2000 16 26
2001 27 77
2002 44 104
2003 43 59
2004 42 100
2005 52 58
2006 42 61
2007 36 52
2008 75 106
2009 102 318
2010 124 318
2011 120 390
2012 185 482
2013 181 488
2014 196 491
2015 187 475
2016 89 232
2017 34 81
2018 23 43
2019 10 13
2020 10 9
2021 11 10

Business

Western Sydney University ranked 21st for Business in Australia and 354th in the World with 1,762 publications made and 62,092 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Rank Ranking
#21 of 39 In Australia
#27 of 49 In Oceania
#354 of 4,001 In the World

Western Sydney University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 11 18
1992 2 3
1993 9 15
1994 7 5
1995 4 1
1996 16 22
1997 32 28
1998 33 80
1999 40 67
2000 42 124
2001 39 90
2002 30 130
2003 41 140
2004 60 69
2005 71 261
2006 61 192
2007 63 211
2008 105 270
2009 119 194
2010 145 409
2011 150 339
2012 162 354
2013 143 401
2014 143 372
2015 119 530
2016 60 119
2017 19 36
2018 14 12
2019 8 20
2020 10 10

Computer Science

Western Sydney University ranked 24th for Computer Science in Australia and 722nd in the World with 1,760 publications made and 44,186 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Management Information Systems, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computational Linguistics.

Rank Ranking
#24 of 39 In Australia
#31 of 50 In Oceania
#722 of 4,392 In the World

Western Sydney University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 1
1992 0 0
1993 2 0
1994 10 4
1995 6 2
1996 19 14
1997 34 26
1998 22 14
1999 34 47
2000 42 58
2001 35 109
2002 32 29
2003 41 31
2004 53 55
2005 59 80
2006 39 113
2007 58 180
2008 102 115
2009 125 170
2010 107 161
2011 118 197
2012 148 448
2013 176 651
2014 184 401
2015 171 338
2016 63 292
2017 29 35
2018 11 80
2019 18 25
2020 8 4
2021 11 6

Environmental Science

Western Sydney University ranked 27th for Environmental Science in Australia and 636th in the World with 1,365 publications made and 71,307 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Environmental Management, Geography and Cartography, Agricultural Science, Hydrology and Water resources management.

Rank Ranking
#27 of 39 In Australia
#33 of 51 In Oceania
#636 of 4,023 In the World

Western Sydney University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 2
1992 2 3
1993 5 6
1994 10 3
1995 5 3
1996 8 6
1997 13 32
1998 16 73
1999 19 50
2000 14 113
2001 21 54
2002 25 52
2003 28 73
2004 22 127
2005 18 95
2006 19 47
2007 28 65
2008 39 114
2009 58 155
2010 78 328
2011 112 601
2012 139 696
2013 168 954
2014 175 1178
2015 158 924
2016 84 312
2017 37 203
2018 19 39
2019 18 31
2020 9 11
2021 12 6

Economics

Western Sydney University ranked 20th for Economics in Australia and 342nd in the World with 891 publications made and 32,145 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy.

Rank Ranking
#20 of 39 In Australia
#25 of 50 In Oceania
#342 of 3,039 In the World

Western Sydney University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 9
1992 1 0
1993 4 10
1994 5 12
1995 4 2
1996 10 30
1997 19 22
1998 14 15
1999 17 12
2000 15 19
2001 13 24
2002 7 9
2003 15 16
2004 36 418
2005 27 48
2006 16 49
2007 29 117
2008 46 123
2009 66 130
2010 72 168
2011 87 188
2012 85 147
2013 93 229
2014 79 174
2015 61 211
2016 25 103
2017 16 12
2018 7 1
2019 5 9
2020 6 8

Art & Design

Western Sydney University ranked 20th for Art & Design in Australia and 321st in the World with 678 publications made and 17,960 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, Aesthetics, Multimedia, Music, Literature.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

Rank Ranking
#20 of 39 In Australia
#25 of 48 In Oceania
#321 of 2,700 In the World

Western Sydney University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1992 1 0
1993 4 0
1994 2 0
1995 3 6
1996 5 9
1997 3 5
1998 7 8
1999 11 10
2000 15 33
2001 21 53
2002 7 3
2003 14 52
2004 19 52
2005 17 21
2006 23 78
2007 24 119
2008 32 81
2009 58 123
2010 49 106
2011 60 54
2012 61 85
2013 58 161
2014 59 91
2015 67 60
2016 30 55
2017 8 26
2018 8 1
2019 5 7
2020 5 1
Speciality Australia rank Oceania rank World rank
Music 9 9 83
Creative Writing 15 18 156
Photography 13 13 158
Singing and Vocal Performance 11 13 194
Aesthetics 19 23 198
Fashion Design 18 22 217
Entertainment Industry Business 21 25 253
Art History 15 20 296
Landscape Architecture 18 23 297
Performing arts 19 22 319
UX/UI Desgin 12 16 337
Cinematography 23 28 371
Literature 21 26 442
Illustration and Concept Art 22 25 511
Multimedia 27 34 535
Architecture 22 25 595
Animation 21 28 621
Graphic Design 29 36 641
Game Design and Development 30 37 790
Painting and Drawing 26 31 856
Sculpture 26 31 856

Mathematics

Western Sydney University ranked 21st for Mathematics in Australia and 554th in the World with 678 publications made and 32,493 citations received. Main research topics: Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Operations Research.

Rank Ranking
#21 of 39 In Australia
#27 of 48 In Oceania
#554 of 3,376 In the World

Western Sydney University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 1
1992 2 1
1993 3 24
1994 6 29
1995 3 1
1996 15 51
1997 17 12
1998 12 19
1999 20 23
2000 16 12
2001 13 11
2002 5 46
2003 15 66
2004 22 419
2005 26 92
2006 22 48
2007 20 32
2008 31 51
2009 34 65
2010 49 102
2011 54 107
2012 67 138
2013 68 242
2014 54 416
2015 55 189
2016 24 115
2017 7 8
2018 3 6
2019 3 2
2020 0 0
2021 7 3
Speciality Australia rank Oceania rank World rank
Math Teachers 22 27 258
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 17 22 393
Statistics 20 26 434
Operations Research 21 27 710
Actuarial Science 29 36 776
Blockchain and Cryptography 24 30 839

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Western Sydney University

Speciality Australia Oceania World Rank
Astrophysics and Astronomy 14 16 414
Inorganic Chemistry 25 31 1342
Chemistry 27 33 1408
Physics 26 32 1448