Australian unis make the world top 100 in 54 vital disciplines

Australian universities are on all the world top 100s in the new Academic Ranking of World Universitieslist of 54 disciplines, released yesterday.

The University of Queensland is number one in the world for minerals and mining engineering. All up the university appears in the top 100 on 36 of the individual lists. Other Australian universities with numerous top 100 entries include UNSW (37), University of Melbourne (33) University of Sydney (28), Monash U (28) and ANU (20).

Australia is strong in all the obvious areas; minex, agriculture and environment-related sciences but also does well in social sciences. There are 12 Australian universities on the top-100 in education and 13 in hospitality and tourism.

Australian and New Zealand universities that appear on all lists are below.

United States universities occupy first place in 35 disciplines, followed by China (including Hong Kong) with nine and the Netherlands with three.

Harvard U is first for 17 subjects.

The ranking is based on the ARWU methodology for its university ranking, including, papers published and citation impact.


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