University of Newcastle: University of Newcastle climbs global rankings across every broad subject area

The 2022 QS WorldRankings by Subject assessed more than 1,500 institutions across the globe for their research quality, academic reputation and their international research network in five broad subject areas.

The five broad subject areas are Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences and Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Management.

The University of Newcastle improved across all five broad subject areas and also ranked in the top 200 universities for Engineering and Technology and Life Science and Medicine.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky, AO, explained the results reflected the University’s dedication to improvement across all areas.

“Arts and Humanities jumped 49 places to 253, Engineering and Technology 46 places higher to rank in the top 200 for the first time, and Social Sciences and Management moved an impressive 52 places to rank 251 in the world.

“To improve so significantly across the board is a real testament to our talented and dedicated staff who have excelled through an incredibly challenging two years,” he said.

“The University of Newcastle is committed to being a world leader in education and research and to see our university rank so highly among world leaders reaffirms our position as a leading institution for the region.

The Life Sciences and Medicine broad subject area also improved five places, remaining in the top 200 in the world and the Natural Sciences broad subject area moved from the 401-450 band to rank 348.

When drilling down into disciplines within the subject areas, the results paint a similarly positive picture.

“The University’s research and teaching in the discipline of Minerals and Mining remains among the best in the world, ranked 29. This includes our Civil Engineering courses which have also been highly ranked for educational experience*.

“Nursing also maintained its position as a leader at our University, ranking 35th in the world.

“In Law, an area that the University has focused on as an area of growth, we were pleased to rank in the top 300 in the world.

“Students who attend our university can feel confident they are receiving a world class education from experts in their fields,” Professor Zelinsky said.

The QS World Rankings by Subject ranked 1543 institutions across 51 subjects in five broad subject areas. They analysed over 14.7 million unique papers, producing close to 96 million citations in addition to global surveys of academics and employers.

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