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Western Sydney University Research Ranks Among the World’s Best

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Western Sydney University Research Ranks Among the World’s Best


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Western Sydney University’s scientific research performance has outranked some of the most prestigious universities within Australia and internationally, following the release of the latest Leiden rankings.

The Leiden rankings are administered by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

The rankings system measures the research performance of 750 major universities from around the world, looking at the impact of their scientific research publications, and various aspects of research collaboration.

In particular, Western Sydney University ranked very highly for its research partnerships with industry – 2nd in Australia. It was also ranked 10th in the country for its international collaborations.

Discipline areas where the University also performed strongly include:

  • Mathematics and Computer Sciences – ranked 2nd in Australia and 25th in the world
  • Life and Earth Sciences – ranked 3rd in Australia and 80th in the world
  • Social Sciences and Humanities – ranked 12th in Australia and 253rd in the world

The University had a total of 1570 scientific papers published between 2011 and 2014 with 10.8 per cent of those papers being among the most highly impactful of papers in their respective fields.

This places Western Sydney University 13th in Australia and 272nd in the world for its impact on research. High impact equates to a paper being highly cited by other authors, requiring a paper to be among the top 10 per cent globally.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover says the University is proud to be recognised internationally for its research excellence.

“These outstanding rankings demonstrate the depth and quality of our scientific research program, and are a testament to our researchers,” says Professor Glover.

“Western Sydney University is a young, dynamic university that is conducting practical, collaborative research that is delivering real impact globally. It is impressive that so much of our research output is among the elite in terms of impact.

“On behalf of the University community, I congratulate our researchers on this world-class outcome.”

About Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University (WSU) is a modern, progressive university committed to offering relevant courses for today’s rapidly changing world. We aim to ‘Bring Knowledge to Life’ by combining academic study with hands-on practical experience, giving graduates the knowledge to succeed as well as the practical skills needed to solve problems and move forward in their careers. Our programs are taught by academics who are leaders in their field and work hard to share their knowledge and passion with every student.With a student population of under 36,000, WSU is one of the largest universities in Australia. The University is a multi-site university with six campuses spread across Greater Western Sydney. The campuses are located at Bankstown, Blacktown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Penrith, and Parramatta. Modern, green and friendly, the campuses provide a welcoming study environment and are served by both public transport and major roads.

Western Sydney University Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Overview

The School of Medicine at WSU offers a five year degree open to school leavers and graduates alike.

Award Title:Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Length of Program:5 years
Prerequisites:see below
Interview:if meet requirements will be invited to interview
Applications Open:Contact KOM Consultants for application information
Application Deadline:31 August 2016 Australia time
Seats Available:Approx. 20 International Seats
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:School of Medicine

For the first two years of the Western Sydney University medical program students will be based on campus undertaking Problem-Based Learning Tutorials, Lectures and Practical classes. Balance the Scientific Basis of Medicine with your Personal and Professional development as a future medical practitioner. Medical students also spend one day at week at one of the Clinical Schools where you will start learning critical practical skills.

WSU Medical students have also got the opportunity to take a year out from the MBBS and undertake focused research training and experience with the Bachelor of Medical Research program.

Years 3-5 are focused on clinical training with placements in hospitals, general practices and community organizations. Medical students will come back to campus several times a year for ‘conference weeks’ and you will also be integrating your clinical experience with core foundation knowledge through a series of online ‘scientific streams.’

In Year Three of the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery program, your year is divided into three. Students will undertake placements with two medical teams and in two surgical teams. In our Medicine-in-Context component, you will spend time with our community partners as well in general practices.

Year Four is full of variety with placements in Mental Health, Oncology/Palliative Care, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and complete a Community Medicine Group Project.

Some students will have the opportunity to spend twelve months (from the middle of Year 4 to the middle of Year 5) at one of our Rural Clinical Schools in Bathurst or Lismore.

Year Five cements your experience with medical and surgical teams in addition to placements in Critical Care, General Practice and Indigenous Health.