UNSW is the most cited Australian university in the area of social science and the fourth most cited Australian university in the world, according to new figures complied by the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) database.
Run by Thomson Reuters, the ESI database provides a comprehensive compilation of science performance statistics and science trends data based on journal article publication counts and citation data from scientific databases over five year periods. It covers 10 million articles in 22 specific fields of research.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Les Field, said of the rankings "We are delighted with this result, which shows the quality of research taking place at UNSW."
In the last period, from 1998-2002, UNSW was one of only two Australian universities ranked in the world's top 50 in any area, in that instance psychiatry/psychology.
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