On the right road for infrastructure

There is the usual uni, uni, uni, oi oi oing from institutions with something to spin in the new QS subject rankings. But is Australia strong in areas targeted for growth? With caveats about what is actually being measured, and not all fits are exact, the results for reputation and research in discipline areas specified in the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap are:

For life sciences and medicine Australia has 24 universities in the world top 500 and eight in the top 100: UniMelb (14), UniSydney (15), Monash U (28), UoQ (30), UNSW (=49), UWA (58), UniAdelaide (84) and ANU (=90).

In engineering and technology there 19 in the first 500 and seven in the first 100: UniMelb (=27), UNSW (=27), Monash U (=36), UniSydney (=39) ANU (=46), UoQ (=64) and RMIT (=100).

In natural sciences: 21 institutions make the 500, and six the 100: ANU (=28), UniMelbourne (=28), UniSydney (43), UoQ (=67), UNSW (=71) and Monash U (74)


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