For the third consecutive year, UNSW Mathematics has ranked first in Australia in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

UNSW Mathematics has had a very strong result in the ARWU rankings over the past five years. From 2010-2011 we ranked equal first in Australia, and in 2009 we ranked second in the country.

This year, we were one of only two Australian universities (including the University of Melbourne) to rank in the top 100.

Head of School Bruce Henry commented on the 2014 results. "I am delighted to see that for the third year in a row UNSW has been ranked Number One in Australia in Mathematics by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014. This ranking is based on numbers of publications, the fraction of publications in top journals (by impact factor), staff members in the Thompson ISI highly cited list, and Fields Medalists etc.", said Professor Henry.

Ranking indicators for ARWU include the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes, Fields Medals and Turing Awards, the number of Highly Cited Researchers, amount of papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCIE) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). The percentage of papers published in the top 20% journals of each field is also included.