UQ is one of Australia’s top three universities
UQ is one of Australia’s top three universities
17 October 2017

The University of Queensland has continued its climb in one of the world’s most respected university ranking systems.

UQ is placed 41st in the global Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities released this week, up from 43rd last year and from 72nd five years ago.

The University remains in Australia’s top three, along with the universities of Melbourne and Sydney.

Acting Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Aidan Byrne said it was gratifying to see researchers’ hard work leading to global recognition for UQ.

Professor Aidan Byrne“The National Taiwan University’s ranking is among the most influential and closely watched by researchers and future students around the world,” said Professor Byrne (pictured left).

“It’s a source of much pride for UQ to be acknowledged by our global peers as one of Australia’s top universities, and to be ranked as Australia’s best in several fields and subject areas.”

The ranking has categories for broad fields of research and for subject areas.

It places UQ fifth globally and first in Australia in the field of Agriculture, and equal first in Australia and 23rd globally in Social Sciences.

UQ ranks second in Australia and 39th globally in Life Sciences; third in Australia and 72nd globally in Engineering; fourth in Australia and 68th globally in Clinical Medicine; and sixth in Australia and 130th globally in Natural Sciences.

UQ ranks first in Australia in the subject areas of Agricultural Sciences, Civil Engineering, Environment/Ecology and Plant and Animal Science, and features in the world’s top-100 in Pharmacology and Toxicology (20th ), Chemical Engineering (33rd), Geosciences (76th), Chemistry (85th) and Materials Science (85th).

The NTU evaluates and ranks the scientific paper performance of the world’s top 800 universities, considering research productivity, impact and excellence.

Contact: Fiona Cameron, UQ Communications, communications@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3346 7086.