UNSW Top in Global Ranking of Academic Subjects


The University of NSW is one of just two universities worldwide to be included in 50 subject areas on a major international ranking. The ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects says UNSW and Ohio State University (Columbus) were represented across more subject areas than all other institutions. UNSW was represented 50 times, including 32 times in the top 100, 18 times in the top 50 and twice in the top 10. 

This is the first time the newly named Shanghai Ranking has covered so many subject areas. Last year it assessed 12 broad areas and just five before that.  Tracey McNicol, a rankings expert from Australian National University, said UNSW had produced a stellar result. “Their renewed research investment through the implementation of their new strategic plan may already have a positive impact”.

“This is an exceptionally good news story,” said UNSW Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Nicholas Fisk. “To be one of only two unis globally to be ranked in the most number of subjects is a fantastic result.

“While we are proud of our two top-ten rankings (Water Resources and Finance) and three more top 20 (Civil, Mining, and Marine Engineering), the overall results are a real testament to the breadth and depth of UNSW research and our new positioning as Australia’s most comprehensive research-intensive university.”

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