The Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

03 July 2017

Mineral and mining engineering at The University of Queensland has been ranked second in the world and aerospace engineering best in Australia in a major international rankings system.

Overall, UQ has been named in the world’s top 10 universities for six subjects by a major international rankings system.

The ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for 2017 ranks UQ in the top 10 globally in Mining and Mineral Engineering (2), Ecology (3), Hospitality and Tourism Management (3), Biotechnology (7), Water Resources (8) and Geography (9).

Altogether, UQ had 18 subjects listed in the global top 50, and 36 subjects listed in the global top 100, judged by research productivity, research quality, extent of international collaboration and high academic recognitions.

UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said the recognition was reward for the hard work of many and showed the value top-class research added to Queensland and Australia’s reputation and economy.

“These subject rankings have once again confirmed the quality of UQ’s interdisciplinary expertise, which ranks among the world’s finest,” Professor Høj said. 

“The quality of our offerings enable our students to build agile and meaningful careers, draw international students from around the world, and contribute enormously to national prosperity and social cohesion.

“The research strength of UQ, and indeed other Australian universities, is a national competitive advantage that needs to be maintained and not put in jeopardy by short-sighted cuts to funding.”

Aside from the subjects for which UQ earnt a top 10 global rank, it was also ranked the best in Australia for Veterinary Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Food Science and Technology and Aerospace Engineering.

On Monday, UQ and industry partner Boeing opened the Boeing Research and Technology Australia Technology Centre at UQ’s St Lucia campus, further strengthening UQ’s position in the aerospace field.

Further information and full rankings are available at the ShanghaiRanking website.