UNSW’s Accounting & Finance in world’s top 10 in QS subject rankings

UNSW's Accounting & Finance has broken into the top 10 in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, amid an overall strong result for the University.


UNSW Business School subjects were strong performers in the 2018 rankings. Photo: UNSW

UNSW Sydney has achieved another strong result in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, including breaking into the top 10 subjects with Accounting & Finance.

The University made gains in nearly all five broad subject areas in 2018. It also scored two top 10 subject rankings, Mineral & Mining Engineering in 9th place and Accounting & Finance at number 10.

Social Sciences & Management was the University’s strongest subject area, rising six spots on the league table to equal 16th place. Subjects in that field include Education, up 14 to 35, and Business & Management Studies, up one spot to 22.

The University now has 22 subjects in the top 50.

Engineering and Technology subjects continue to perform strongly, with Electrical and Electronic rising 12 places to 36th in the world, and Computer Science & Info Systems, Chemical Engineering and Civil & Structural Engineering all moving up the league table within the top 50.

Among the five broad subject areas, Arts and Humanities rose one spot to 4th in Oceania and jumped nine places to 27 in the world, while Life Sciences and Medicine retained its 5th ranking in Oceania, and Natural Sciences rose 17 places in the world league table and was up one spot to 5th in Oceania.

UNSW features in 37 of the 48 subjects ranked, steady from 2017.

“This result points to our strong research across broad areas, in line with our position as a leading comprehensive university,” says Professor Nicholas Fisk, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at UNSW. “Additionally, it reflects our strong global reputation among employers and the academic community.”

Now in their eighth year, the QS World University Rankings by Subject is based on analysis of over 22 million papers, producing close to 200 million citations. A total of 1,130 institutions were ranked across 48 subjects in five subject areas.