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    Sydney Uni pips Melbourne in 2016 QS World University Rankings for Architecture as most Australian faculties slip

    Nathan Johnson

    The University of Sydney has edged ahead of the University of Melbourne on the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject, taking the number one position in Australia off its southern rival in the architecture and built environment disciplines.

    Sydney Uni was ranked 17 in the world in the Rankings by Subject architecture discipline just in front of Melbourne Uni (18) and the University of NSW (19). The next Australian architecture faculty to make the top 50 was RMIT at 36, followed by The University of Queensland (43) and The University of Newcastle (47).

    Curtin, Griffith and Monash universities as well as Queensland University of Technology and the University of South Australia were all from 51-100.

    The QS rankings evaluated 4,226 universities, qualified 2,691 universities and ranked the top 945 institutions. The process included analysing more than 113 million citations and verifying more than 15,530 programs

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (U.S.A) once again topped the list ahead of the University College London in second and University of California, Berkeley in third.

    Overall it was a slight fall for most Australian faculties with only UNSW posting an improvement on their 2015 rankings.

    Compare Australia’s performance in the 2015 and 2016 QS World Rankings below:

    INSTITUTION

    2015 RANK

    2016 RANK

    The University of Melbourne

    15

    18

    The University of Sydney 

    17

    17

    University of NSW 

    22

    19

    RMIT University 

    33

    36

    University of Newcastle 

    40

    47

    The University of Qld

    37

    43

    Monash University 

    41

    51-100

    Curtin University

    51-100

    51-100

    Griffith University

    51-100

    51-100

    Qld University of Technology

    51-100

    51-100

    University of SA

    51-100

    51-100

    The 2016 QS World Rankings by Subject - architecture and built environment disciplines

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

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