UQ maintains upward trajectory in world’s top 100

14 Oct 2014

The University of Queensland continues to strengthen its international competitiveness, gaining 11 places to rank 56th globally in the National Taiwan University (NTU) Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities.

The latest NTU rankings see UQ first in Australia for the subjects of agricultural sciences, civil engineering, materials science, environment/ecology, and plant and animal science, and third nationally in the overall ranking.

UQ’s international performance has improved since 2013 in all six fields of the NTU rankings – agriculture, clinical medicine, engineering, life sciences, natural sciences and social sciences.

UQ Provost and Senior Vice-President Professor Max Lu said UQ’s NTU result gave further veracity to other independent signals that UQ had the capacity to perform exceptionally.

“UQ’s strong performance is made possible by dedicated staff, our partners and a steady pipeline of high quality students and alumni,” Professor Lu said.

“I note that the NTU rankings result is similar to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) Alternative Ranking  (without indicators of Nobel laureates and Field medallists), which places UQ at 58thglobally.”

The NTU rankings evaluate university performance based on scientific papers assessing research productivity, research impact and research excellence.

UQ’s 2014 rankings show that the University has consolidated its position among the world’s top 100 universities.

UQ’s International Rankings

QS World University Rankings – 43

Times Higher Education – 65

Academic Ranking of World Universities – 85

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Media: Carolyn Varley, UQ Communications, c.varley@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 1120