Linguistics breaks into world’s top 100

25 March 2014

Three Faculty of Education and Arts disciplines have climbed in the most recent QS World University Rankings by Subject list. Linguistics is the star performer, increasing its ranking by 21 places to break the top 100 and rank at 88 in the world.

The University of Newcastle's education and sociology disciplines also ranked amongst the world's best: education is within the top 150 – ranked 127 in the world and sociology stands well within the top 200 at 179, after moving up six places.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, said UON's excellent performance in the 2014 QS subject rankings built on the University's growing global reputation for excellence in education, and research and innovation.

"UON consistently ranks in the top three percent of universities in the world and in the top ten universities in Australia for research intensity. The latest QS subject rankings recognise the achievements of our staff who work hard across a range of disciplines to engage as global leaders who drive world-class innovation in our community and region," she said

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based on surveys of 90,000 academics and graduate employers, alongside research citations and research impact.

For the fourth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, we evaluated 2,838 universities and ranked 689 institutions in total. 130 million of citation attributions were analysed and we verified the provision of 10,639 programs.

See more QS World University Rankings by Subject results.

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