ANU subjects leading the way

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ANU has nine top-ranked subjects in the country, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by subject for 2013.

ANU subjects leading the way in Australia include: history, modern languages, philosophy, electrical engineering, earth and marine sciences, geography, mathematics, political and international studies and sociology.

Five subjects also attained top-ten world rankings with politics and international studies coming in sixth position, history in seventh, geography in equal eighth, linguistics in ninth and philosophy 10th.

ANU also recorded a top 25 world-wide ranking for each of the five arts and humanities subjects ranked.

Compared to 2012 results ANU has overtaken University of Melbourne and University of New South Wales in electrical engineering to take out the top national spot – 28th in the world, up from 41.

The QS rankings, now in its third year, rate the world’s top 200 universities for 30 individual subjects.

The rankings are based on surveys of 70,000 academics and graduate employers.

ANU Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Margaret Harding was pleased the University performed highly.

“To have nine subjects listed as the country’s best and five rated in the top ten in the world is great news. These rankings are a fantastic testament to the University’s hardworking and dedicated academic staff and researchers,” she said.

“The rankings also indicate that our students are receiving one of the best higher educations in the country, and will also help the University attract great prospective students.”

The full list of QS subject rankings for 2013 can be found on the QS World University Rankings webpage.


Updated:  8 May 2013/ Responsible Officer:  Director, SCAPA/ Page Contact:  Director, SCAPA