Our Civil Engineering in world’s top 50
The discipline of Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Newcastle has surged up the QS World University Rankings by Subject list, lifting 14 places to 45th in the world.
The discipline was ranked 59 in the world last year by the independent international agency, up from 101 the previous year.
The disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Newcastle all ranked in the world's top 200.
The QS rankings were announced on the heels of an Australian Bureau of Statistics report earlier this week that said Australians with University level qualifications in science, technology, engineering and maths had the best career outlook nationwide.
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.
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