UQ aces world subject rankings

16 Mar 2018

The University of Queensland ranks in the top 50 in the world in 22 subjects, with the latest international rankings placing UQ first in Australia for Chemical Engineering and Environmental Sciences.

UQ was the only Australian university to make 44 of the 48 lists in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joanne Wright said Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering were also big improvers on the world stage, on the back of robust industry partnerships and strong investment in research and teaching.

Mineral and Mining Engineering is performing outstandingly well, coming in at 10th in the world.

UQ’s Chemical Engineering program leapt to 1st in Australia and 24th in the world.

Civil Engineering at UQ ranked 6th in Australia 42nd in the world, with the overall ranking for Engineering and Technology up to 64th in the world and 6th in Australia, more than 120 places ahead of the next listed Queensland university.

Subject Rank in QLD Rank in Aus Rank in world
UQ Chemical Engineering 1 =1 =24
UQ Civil & Structural Engineering 1 6 =42
UQ Mechanical and Aero Engineering 1 7 101-150
UQ Computer Science and IT 1 7 51-100
UQ Mineral and Mining Engineering 1 4 10
UQ Electrical Engineering 1 6 51-100
UQ Architecture 1 5 50

Pharmacy and Pharmacology was ranked equal 25th in the world, up six places on last year’s result, driven by a substantial increase in research and international collaborations.

Biological Sciences also improved six places internationally and ranked second in Australia, along with Agriculture and Forestry, Materials Science, Sports-related subjects, and Hospitality and Leisure Management.

The rankings place UQ in the top three in Australia for Pharmacy, Communication and Media Studies and Veterinary Science.

Professor Wright said the strong results were a compelling endorsement of UQ’s focus on producing game-changing graduates to deliver globally significant solutions to the world’s challenges.

“UQ recognises that to achieve greater impact we must amplify our capacity to collaborate locally and abroad by developing knowledge seekers, innovators and leaders,” Professor Wright said.

“We are committed to attracting and retaining high-achieving staff and students, and responding agilely to the changing needs of employers.”