UQ degrees continue to grow in value with latest rankings

The global recognition and value of a UQ degree continues to increase, with the 2018 release of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The report has ranked the University of Queensland in the top 50 universities worldwide in more than 20 subjects.

On the back of robust industry partnerships and strong investment in research and teaching, the University has achieved a number of impressive results, including:
UQ was included in 44 out of the 48 lists – the most of any Australian university.

  • UQ ranks in the top 50 in the world in 22 subjects.
  • UQ ranks first in Australia for Chemical Engineering and Environmental Sciences.
  • UQ ranks second in Australia for Biological Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry, Materials Science, Hospitality and Leisure Management and Sports-related subjects.
  • UQ ranks third in Australia for Pharmacy, Communications and Media Studies and Veterinary Science.
  • UQ’s Law program leapt 12 places to 36th in the world.
  • UQ’s Life Sciences and Medicine programs jumped two places to 30th in the world.
  • UQ’s Pharmacy and Pharmacology programs jumped six places to 25th in the world.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joanne Wright said the strong results were a compelling endorsement of UQ’s focus on producing game-changing graduates to deliver globally significant solutions to the world’s challenges.

“UQ recognises that to achieve greater impact we must amplify our capacity to collaborate locally and abroad by developing knowledge seekers, innovators and leaders,” Professor Wright said.

“We are committed to attracting and retaining high-achieving staff and students, and responding agilely to the changing needs of employers.”

Professor Wright said the TC Beirne School of Law was an example of UQ offering the most relevant legal education via a highly-collaborative learning environment.

“The School is creating new research-led international learning opportunities, allowing students to gain unique insight into global legal practice in US, China and India, supplementing established programs in Europe.”

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