Deakin does it again with a world best for sports science

Deakin University tops the Shanghai Ranking (the ARWU as was) in sports science for the second year in a row. The University of Queensland also is steady in fifth position. Overall the global top ten is unchanged, with universities moving up and down by one to three places.

Last year a learned reader suggested the inaugural ranking was perhaps the first ever global number one for an Australian university and the first time a top Australian spot went to a non Go8 institution. And now Deakin has done it again.

The University of Melbourne is the year’s major Australian improver, lifting 16 places to 30 in the world

Other Australian place getters are Edith Cowan at 19, down five on last year, UWA at 20, down two places and Victoria U at 21 down two. ACU is down three to 40th, followed by QUT, which slips one spot to 44th. The University of Newcastle just makes the top 50, at 49th – improving from the 51-100 bracket last year. The University of Sydney clings on to a best 50 spot, down two from 48 last year.

ANZ universities also making the cut are:

51-100: Auckland University of Technology, Griffith U, Murdoch U, University of Auckland, University of Otago

101-150: Charles Sturt U, Curtin U, Federation U, Massey U, UTS, University of the Sunshine Coast

151-200: James Cook U, University of Canberra

201-300: Lincoln University, University of Waikato, University of South Australia