UON subjects ranked in world’s top 100

Wednesday, 8 March 2017


Six University of Newcastle (UON) subjects have been identified among the world’s best, ranking in the top 100 of the 2017 QS World University Subject Rankings, announced today.

2017 QS by Subject

UON’s Architecture and Built Environment discipline has ranked in the top 50 in the world, for the third consecutive year, placing at 45, up two positions from 2016.

Debuting in this year’s prestigious global list, Engineering – Mineral and Mining has ranked at 30 in the world.

Four other subjects - nursing, education, sociology, and engineering (civil and structural), joined UON’s six top 100 rankings in 2017, two more than 2016.

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 46 individual subjects.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, said today’s QS by Subject results confirmed UON's upward trajectory in global reputation for excellence in education, research and innovation.

"UON is ranked in the top 250 universities in the world and in the top eight universities in Australia for the number of fields of research ranked as well above world standard in the Excellence in Research Australia assessment,” Professor McMillen said.

“We are proud that many of our subjects were ranked in the international list, each contributing to UON’s global standing as a research-intensive institution with an exceptional record of achievement, and congratulate our hardworking staff in a range of disciplines across the University.”

Professor McMillen said UON’s performance in the 2017 QS subject rankings also reflected its commitment to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact.

More information on UON’s performance in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.