UNSW shares global top spot on new discipline based ranking

The university is equal first on the ARWU list of 500 top universities, appearing  in 52 research disciplines  

Australian universities are among the world top 100 for all 54 disciplines in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, released yesterday.

ARWU ranks universities from one to 100 and then in bands, to 500.

UNSW leads the locals, in the top 100 for 38 disciplines.

ARWU states UNSW also appears on 52 of the 54  discipline lists of top 500 universities in the world. This puts it in equal first place with McGill U, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the University of British Columbia.

The University of Queensland is in the top 100 universities for 33 disciplines, one down from last year.

Top 100 places  by discipline for other Group of Eight institutions are, Uni Melbourne 33, Monash U 32, Uni Sydney, 28, ANU 19, UWA 16 and Uni Adelaide 13.

The University of Wollongong has ten top 100 ratings, QUT, UTS and Griffith nine each, and Curtin U seven.

The ranking is based on the ARWU all of university methodology, including papers published 2013-2017, journal impact, citation impact and international collaboration among authors.

Below Australian universities in the top 100 for all discipline (last year’s score in brackets.)  (With apologies for errors and omissions.)


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