Deakin loses top spot in global sports-science ranking

Deakin U slips to a gallant third in the new Shanghai Ranking of sports science in universities. It took first place in the first two issues, (CMM September 19 2017). The University of Queensland holds fifth place this year, for the third time.

Australia has four universities in the global top 20, the most of any nation. Overall it rates fourth for institutions in the world-best 300 with 20, behind the US (75) the UK (41) and Canada 25.

Shanghai Ranking uses standard research metrics to list institutions; citation, publications in top journals and similar.

The rest of this year’s top ten is University of Copenhagen (one), Norwegian School of Sorts Sciences (two), Loughborough U (UK) (four), University of Southern Denmark (six), University of Calgary (seven), Verona University (eight), Liverpool John Moores University (nine) and Ghent University.

The other ANZ universities that breast the tape are;

Victoria U 12 this year – way up from 21st place last year, UWA (20, same as 2017) Edith Cowan (21), UniMelbourne, up seven spots to 23, after a 16-spot improvement last year. ACU also has improved, lifting 14 places to 26th. The University of Newcastle is 38th, up 11. QUT is stable at 43. Auckland Uni Technology is 46th.

51-100 group: Curtin U, Griffith U, Murdoch U, UniAuckland,  UniOtago, UniSydney, UTS

101-150: Federation U, Massey U, UniCanberra, UniSA, UniSunshine Coast

151-200: Charles Sturt U, James Cook U, Uni Waikato

201-300: Lincoln U


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