University of Newcastle stars in QS Subject global rankings

Thursday, 1 March 2018


Fifteen University of Newcastle subjects have earned a prestigious place among the world’s top 200, including six in the top 100, announced today in the 2018 QS World University Subject Rankings.

2018 QS subject Rankings

After debuting in the global list last year, the University’s Mineral Engineering subject held its strong position in the top 50, ranking at number 30.

This year, two University of Newcastle subjects entered the independent global rankings for the first time - Sport and Anatomy. Rounding out the six subjects in the coveted top 100 were Architecture, Nursing and Education.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, said today’s QS World University Subject Rankings results reflected the University’s global standing as a research-intensive institution that is making tangible differences in the communities it serves.

“We are extremely proud that many of our subjects are recognised on the international list, which is a wonderful example of how our research is creating better futures for our regions, by focusing on innovation and impact.”

The inclusion of Sport in this year’s subject rankings highlights the University’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, a program offered exclusively at its Central Coast campus, incorporating valuable work experience with professional sporting teams, including the Central Coast Mariners Football Club, the Newcastle Jets and the Newcastle Knights.

The annual QS World University Rankings by Subject is a comprehensive guide to the world's top universities in a range of popular subject areas. Based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact, the rankings highlight the top universities in the world for 48 individual subjects.

The University ranked in 25 subjects overall, 15 in the top 200, six in the top 100 and top 50 for one subject.

Professor McMillen said the University’s performance in the 2018 QS World University Subject Rankings was a fitting acknowledgement of its commitment to equity and excellence.

“I congratulate and sincerely thank our hardworking staff across our disciplines who have collectively contributed to this outstanding result,” Professor McMillen said.

To produce the 2018 rankings QS analysed more than 22 million papers, producing close to 200 million citations. A total of 1,130 institutions have been ranked across 48 subjects in five subject areas, creating 14,000 published entries.

More information on the University’s performance in the 2018 QS World University Subject Rankings.