The University of Queensland is number one in Australia in two subject areas and among the world’s top 20 in four, a global review published today confirms.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 places 11 UQ subject areas in the world’s top 30.
UQ’s other QS global top-30 subjects are: Psychology (21), Development Studies (23), Chemical Engineering (25), Communications and Media Studies (25), Accounting and Finance (26), Veterinary Science (29) and Nursing (30).
Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said UQ’s top-ranked subjects deserved their national and international acclaim.
“It’s fitting that a leading university in a biodiverse and resource-rich nation is among the world’s best in mining and environmental subjects,” he said.
“Our globally strong performance in these subjects is a reflection of UQ’s hard work in areas where we can create change for industry and the environment.”
Professor Høj said it was gratifying that UQ had high-ranking QS subjects across the wide span of the University’s endeavour.
“UQ’s quality teaching and research takes place across a comprehensive range of top-rated disciplines, with an enviable breadth not enjoyed by all universities,” he said.
“This interdisciplinary strength is a great asset to UQ researchers and students.”
Professor Høj said the QS subject data reflected UQ’s position among the world’s top 50 universities, as ranked in the QS World University Rankings and the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, and within the top 100 in another five key independent rankings.
QS assessed 42 subject areas in 2016, with 37 UQ subject areas featuring in the top 100.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject – published annually since 2011 – highlights the world’s leading institutions in individual subject areas.
This year QS evaluated 4226 universities in more than 60 countries.
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