Disciplines ranked in top 200 in the world

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The University of Newcastle has ten disciplines which feature in the top 200 in the world, according to new QS World University Rankings published today.

The University's star performers are Civil and Structural Engineering, and Geography, both of which are ranked in the world's top 100. Civil and Structural Engineering is ranked seventh in Australia, with Geography ranked eighth.

Four of the University's engineering disciplines – Chemical, Civil and Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering – feature in the top 200 in the world, including Civil and Structural Engineering in the top 100.

Medicine continues to perform at a high standard for the University of Newcastle. It holds its own in the Global Top 200 and maintains its Australian ranking at number nine.

"These performances across the University, and in our engineering research in particular, are testament to our record of success," University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen said.

"Results like these point to our consistent delivery of high-impact research in key areas such as medicine, engineering and the environment. The University is immensely proud of these achievements across key discipline areas."

Professor McMillen said she was delighted that Linguistics and Sociology appeared in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for the first time this year.

The QS University World rankings are based on surveys of 70,000 academics and graduate employers, alongside research citations and a new "H" index measuring research impact.

The full University of Newcastle results are:

World rank (derived)
Australian rank
World Movement
Engineering Civil & Structural59745
Engineering Chemical122737
Engineering Electrical142921
Engineering Mechanical131846
English Language and Literature1491046
Linguistics1099Not previously ranked
Sociology18514Not previously ranked

For this third edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, QS evaluated 2,858 universities and ranked 678 institutions in total. Sixty-eight million citations were analysed and QS verified the provision of 8,391 programs. More information about QS is available at www.topuniversities.com.

For interviews with Professor Caroline McMillen, contact Sharon Buckland, University of Newcastle Media & Public Relations Unit, tel. 4985 4049 or 0452 642 766.

Contact Sharon Buckland
Phone +61 2 4985 4049 or 0452 642 766