UNSW’s standing as one of the world’s top universities has been further strengthened with a top 50 result in the QS World University Rankings, announced today.
The 2014-15 league table ranks UNSW at 48th – up from 52 last year.
UNSW continues to climb the rankings in employer reputation, up 3 places to 21 in the world, and also in academic reputation, up two positions to 40.
In individual subject areas, UNSW is highly ranked in Social Sciences and Management (up 3 places to 20th in the world); Engineering and Technology (up 6 places to 27); Life Sciences and Medicine (up 25 places to 47); and Arts and Humanities (up 8 places to 51).
UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer said the strong performance was consistent with the University’s upward trajectory across a range of rankings and other indicators.
“This result is a tribute to the hard work of our staff and their high-quality teaching and research,” Professor Hilmer said. “I would also like to thank our students, alumni and corporate and industry partners who have helped us achieve this ranking.”
The annual rankings use six indicators to compare the world’s top 800 universities: academic and employer reputation, staff-student ratios, research citations and the proportion of international staff and students.
The US continues to dominate the rankings, taking 11 of the top 20 positions. MIT beat Cambridge and Imperial College London (equal second) to retain the top spot. Harvard and Oxford rounded out the top five.
The full QS rankings are available here.
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