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    Sydney Uni Australia’s top ranked in 2017 QS World University Rankings for architecture

    Nicholas Rider

    Sydney has maintained its position over Melbourne in Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) 2017 rankings of the world’s top university architecture faculties.

    The University of Sydney has placed before The University of Melbourne in the annual survey which rates the top universities for architecture based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

    This year, for the seventh edition of the survey, QS has expanded the ranking to list the world’s top 200 schools.

    The University of Sydney has come in at number 15, an improvement on its 2015 and 2016 rank of 17. On the other hand, The University of Melbourne has dropped slightly in ranks, from 18 in 2016 to 19.

    Other Australian universities ranked in the top 50 included UNSW (22), RMIT University (28), University of Newcastle (45) and The University of Queensland (49).

    Curtin University, Griffith University, Monash University and Queensland University of Technology, University of South Australia were all ranked 51 – 100, while The University of Western Australian and University of Technology Sydney ranked 101 – 150, and Deakin University and The University of Adelaide ranked 151 – 200.

    For the third year in a row, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has topped the list, followed by the Bartlett School of Architecture, and the Delft University of Technology.

    Below is the top 50 for 2017: 

    1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) / United States
    2. The Bartlett School of Architecture | UCL (University College London) / United Kingdom
    3. Delft University of Technology / Netherlands
    4. University of California, Berkeley (UCB) / United States
    5. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) / Switzerland
    6. Manchester School of Architecture / United Kingdom
    7. Harvard University / United States
    8. University of Cambridge / United Kingdom
    9. National University of Singapore (NUS) / Singapore
    10. University of Hong Kong (HKU) / Hong Kong
    11. Tsinghua University / China
    12. Columbia University / United States
    13. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) / United States
    14. Politecnico di Milano / Italy
    15= The Hong Kong Polytechnic University / Hong Kong
    15= The University of Sydney / Australia
    17. The University of Tokyo / Japan
    18. Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) / United States
    19. The University of Melbourne / Australia
    20. Tongji University / China
    21. Cornell University / United States
    22. The University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia) / Australia
    23= KTH Royal Institute of Technology / Sweden
    23= Stanford University / United States
    25. Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)/ Switzerland
    26. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / Spain
    27. University of British Columbia / Canada
    28. RMIT University / Australia
    29= Princeton University / United States
    29= Technische Universität München / Germany
    31. The University of Sheffield / United Kingdom
    32. University of Pennsylvania / United States
    33. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / United States
    34. Seoul National University (SNU) / South Korea
    35. Universidade de São Paulo (USP) / Brazil
    36. University of Salford / United Kingdom
    37= Kyoto University / Japan
    37= Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile / Chile
    39= Cardiff University / United Kingdom
    39= University of Toronto / Canada
    41. University of Texas at Austin / United States
    42. Technische Universität Berlin / Germany
    43. University of Michigan / United States
    44. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven / Belgium
    45. University of Newcastle / Australia
    46. Politecnico di Torino / Italy
    47= Eindhoven University of Technology / Netherlands
    47= Loughborough University / United Kingdom
    49. The University of Queensland (UQ) / Australia
    50= Politécnica de Madrid / Spain
    50= Yale University / United States

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