Melbourne & ANU dominate subject rankings

The University of Melbourne and Australian National University have dominated Australian institutions in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.  QS puts Melbourne as the leading local institution in 15 out of the 30 subjects, while ANU led in 9 subjects.  Meanwhile, The University of Melbourne’s executive education arm has been ranked number one in Australia by the UK’s Financial Times newspaper.

QS2Despite domestic concerns about the quality of teacher training, four universities have been rated in the world top 10 for education, with Melbourne University ranked third, followed by Monash (6), University of Sydney (8), and Queensland University (10).

Other subjects with strong Australian representation globally included psychology at Melbourne (7), UQ (9), University of New South Wales (10), and Sydney (14). In law Melbourne was rated fifth, Sydney (10), UNSW (12), Monash (13) and ANU (14).

Melbourne made the top ten in six subjects, including ninth in medicine. ANU made the top ten in five subjects including 6th in politics, 7th in history and 10th in philosophy. QS rated University of Queensland as the top Australian university in Environmental Science despite the Excellence in Research for Australia giving higher scores to ANU and  James Cook.

English Syd Uni 12
History ANU 7
Linguistics Melb Uni 6
Modern languages ANU 16
Philosophy ANU 10
Computer science Melb Uni 13
Chemical engineering Melb Uni 12
Civil engineering Syd Uni 12
Electrical engineering ANU 28
Mechanical engineering Melb Uni 25
Agriculture UQ 7
Biological sciences Melb Uni 14
Medicine Melb Uni 9
Pharmacy Monash 7
Psychology Melb Uni 7
Chemistry Melb Uni 23
Earth/marine sciences ANU 13
Enviro. sciences UQ 9
Geography ANU 8
Materials science UNSW 25
Mathematics ANU 16
Physics/astronomy Melb Uni 24
Accounting/finance Melb Uni 7
Communications Melb Uni 14
Economics Melb Uni 20
Education Melb Uni 3
Law Melb Uni 5
Politics/international studies ANU 6
Sociology ANU 17
Statistics Melb Uni 17

Source: The Australian

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