Melbourne amongst world's best in latest QS rankings

24 May 2013

Science at Melbourne is amongst the top in the world in a range of scientific disciplines, according to the latest QS Rankings.

The University was ranked No.14 in the world for Biological Sciences and No.23 for Chemistry, and also came first nationally in both these subjects.

Other science subject rankings for the University in the global QS University Rankings by Subject 2013 include:

  • No. 24 for Physics and astronomy
  • No. 30 for Mathematics
  • No. 36 for Earth and marine sciences

In other areas, the University was ranked third in the world for Education, fifth for Law, sixth for Linguistics, seventh for both Psychology and Finance, and ninth for Medicine.

University of Melbourne Provost Professor Margaret Sheil said the results highlighted the university’s international standing across several key strengths.

“The result for education, where we have both leading research and an outstanding teacher training program was particularly pleasing alongside the reaffirmation of the international standing of Melbourne Law School and the outstanding quality of the University’s staff in a range of other fields,” she said.

The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings is an annual league table of the top 700 universities in the world. They have published the annual subject rankings since 2004.

For the 2013 Rankings by Subject, QS evaluated 2,858 universities and ranked 678 institutions. It analysed 68 million citations and verified the provision of 8,391 programs.