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Thursday, April 20th, 2017

UQ environmental sciences is number 1 in Australia in latest global rankings

Just in time for Earth Week….

The University of Queensland has cemented its place as the top university in Australia for environmental sciences and agriculture in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

Executive Dean of Science Professor Melissa Brown said UQ ranked at number one in Australia in these subjects and globally, UQ was ranked in the world’s top 20 universities in environmental sciences (12th) and agriculture and forestry (19th).

UQ environmental sciences is #1 in Australia according to latest global rankings

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“This is the third year in a row that UQ has ranked in the top 20 globally in environmental sciences and agriculture in the QS subject rankings,” she said.

“These outstanding results are not achieved without listening to our markets, planning, hard work and expertise, and reflects the quality of our offerings. We congratulate everyone involved.

”UQ was also ranked at number two nationally in biological sciences and number three in veterinary science—a great result for the UQ Faculty of Science.”

Head of the new UQ School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Professor Jonathan Aitchison, said the the development of this new school mirrored UQ’s recognition of the global significance and institutional standing of this important area.

“The new school will provide innovative and exciting opportunities for involvement in research-led studies,” he said.

“Through interconnected teams, the School is delivering practical solutions to the complex issues affecting our physical environment.

“Our programs include Environmental Science and the related area of Environmental Management.”

Head of the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Professor Neal Menzies, said the School was attracting a growing number of students from the domestic market, a reflection of the very strong job market and increasing starting salaries in the agricultural sector.

“Internationally we are also attracting more students, and I attribute this partly to the strong UQ rankings, but also to the focus of UQ agriculture on the tropics. We can easily be seen as the world’s leading tropical agriculture university,” he said.

“Our standing as a high-quality science university that can rapidly translate research to improvements in the field is increasingly recognised.

“For the developed world this is reflected in increased research funding from the large corporates such as Monsanto and Bayer, while for the developing world it is reflected in increased research funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and from the Australian Government through ACIAR.”

In the past year, UQ has been confirmed as the top institute in Australia in the Nature Index 2016 Australia and New Zealand; placed 43rd globally and third in Australia in the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities; and jumped 22 places in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities, to rank 55th globally and second in Australia.

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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

University of Melbourne paces Australia in latest rankings

The University of Melbourne has 40 subject areas ranked in the top 50 in the world, more than any other Australian university, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

University of Melbourne paces Australia in latest QS Subject Rankings

Melbourne is # in Australia for teacher education

Melbourne also received a top five global ranking for education, moving up two spots on its 2016 ranking.

The seventh edition of QS Quacquarelli Symonds’s analysis of subject-specific university performance lists the world’s best universities for the study of 46 different subjects.

“As a university community, we are delighted with this recognition for our academics, a recognition that does much to highlight not just their hard work across multiple specialist fields but the quality of their research and teaching output as well,” commented Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis.

“This is not just about the institution but the work of a fine academy, and we congratulate them today for their contribution to this result.”

Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education Professor Field Rickards welcomed the high ranking for Education.

“Our consistent placement among the top ten in the world confirms the impact and excellence of our dedicated and talented staff, as well as the quality of our graduates,” Professor Rickards said.

University of Melbourne Master of Teaching

Since 2008, Melbourne’s Master of Teaching has played a significant role in reshaping education through the clinical teaching approach. This is a major departure from traditional teacher education programs and connects university theory, professional knowledge and classroom experience.

Programs: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March
Duration: 1.5 to 2 years
Application deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for either of these programs, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date.

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Monday, April 18th, 2016

Griffith Nursing and Midwifery climb QS Rankings

Griffith is celebrating following the release of the annual QS World University Rankings which have placed the university’s nursing and midwifery programs at 29th in the world.

It is the first time that Griffith University has had a discipline in the top 30.

Griffith Nursing School

Griffith Nursing student Chloe Baker (Photo credit: Griffith University)

“It’s not surprising that Griffith’s nursing and midwifery programs have ranked so high,” says Head of Griffith School of Nursing and Midwifery Professor Debra Anderson. “This result has arisen from the combined approach of the vision of our school to be a global leader in education and research scholarship, alongside the long-standing hard work of staff to achieve this vision. We are delighted at this result.

“The suite of undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by the school provides a high-quality learning experience through innovative, flexible and evidence-based education to ensure our graduates are well placed to influence and make meaningful lifelong contributions to their communities and society.

“The ranking also confirms the outstanding achievement of our internationally renowned researchers and the high quality and impact of their work. This was recently evidenced by the school recently receiving a top ERA Research Excellence Ranking of 5 for showing ‘well above world standard’.”

“This is a spectacular result and a real reflection of the calibre of our senior researchers and our evidence-based focus on teaching,” added Professor Tony Perkins, Dean (Academic) Health.

“At Griffith, we also have a very strong clinical focus with strong partnerships with providers such as the Gold Coast University Hospital.”

The Griffith nursing and midwifery program achievement comes as the university achieves its best ever result, firmly illustrating its strength across disciplines.

Griffith was ranked in the top 100 institutions worldwide in nine subject areas (up from five in 2015) including a top 50 position in Nursing and Midwifery.

Griffith University Bachelor of Nursing

The Bachelor of Nursing at Griffith University is a 3-year degree. Griffith nursing students will develop their skills through clinical placements across the health sector and will have opportunities to undertake rural, remote and overseas placements.

Clinical placements are an integral component of the Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery programs that allows students to link theory to practice in a meaningful way.

Program: Bachelor of Nursing
Location: Logan campus, suburb of Brisbane, Queensland
Next semester intakes: February and October 2017
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Sydney Law School climbs higher in 2016 QS World University Rankings

The Sydney Law School‘s global reputation for excellence in legal research and education was once again highlighted with the release of the 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Subject Rankings.

Sydney Law School

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The Sydney Law School is now ranked 11th in the world, reflecting its outstanding achievements in the last year.

“This is wonderful news, and it comes almost twelve months to the day after we learned that our 2015 Jessup Team had made us equal best performing law school in the Jessup World Championships,” said the Dean, Professor Joellen Riley.

“This law school is its people and the result reflects the work and expertise of our academic staff in particular, many of whom are world leaders in their fields.”

Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence said it was very pleasing to see the university show global leadership.

“The results confirm Sydney’s place among the world’s top research and educational institutions, and are testament to the hard work and distinction of our staff, students and alumni.

“The University of Sydney has maintained its excellence in the face of increasing competition on the world stage, and continues to demonstrate strength across its diverse breadth of academic areas.”

Launched in 2011, the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject is a comprehensive guide to a range of popular subject areas.

The prestigious rankings are regarded as the most comprehensive global comparison of universities at individual subject level.

To compile the rankings, QS evaluated 4,226 universities, qualified 2,691 and ranked 945 institutions in total. The process included analysing more than 113 million citations, and verifying the provision of more than 15,530 programs.

Sydney Law School also attained a maximum QS Star rating of 5+, the reflection of an audit that evaluates an institution against over 50 different indicators, and awards universities between one and five + stars over eight wider fields, including Internationalisation and Facilities.

The list is as follows:

1. Harvard University
2. University of Oxford
3. University of Cambridge
4. Yale University
5= New York University (NYU)
5= Stanford University
7. London School of Economics (LSE)
8. University of Melbourne
9. University of California, Berkeley (UBC)
10. Columbia University
11. University of Sydney

University of Sydney Law School

Sydney Law School is Australia’s first. Since its inception, it has been at the forefront of developments associated with both the teaching and research of law. Its strong sense of commitment to the fundamentals of law is combined with a commitment to innovation and the exploration of issues at the cutting edge.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: It is recommended that candidates apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

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Monday, April 11th, 2016

Sydney Nursing School is number one in Australia

Sydney Nursing School has been ranked number one in Australia for research and educational excellence in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

University of Sydney Nursing School

Sydney Nursing School is number one in Australia

Globally, a ranking of 13th was achieved, ahead of Yale and Columbia universities.

“The University of Sydney expects excellence from staff and students and it is a testament to this expectation that we have achieved the number one ranking for nursing in Australia in the latest QS ranking,s” said Sydney Nursing School Dean Professor Donna Waters.

“This achievement is the result of a common vision to creatively sustain a vibrant, respectful environment in which staff and students collaboratively engage in quality education and research that has impact on international policy and practice and aims to improve the health of all people and their communities.”

Sydney Nursing School will continue to excel in education and research excellence with the aim of returning a world top three result in the future.

“I think we have a clear mandate to make this our goal,” said Professor Waters.

University of Sydney Nursing School

Studying nursing at the University of Sydney provides students access to teaching and research across all the health professions in an academically rigorous yet stimulating and supportive environment. Learning from world experts and studying alongside students from other health professions gives Sydney nursing students unique educational perspectives and inter-disciplinary practice experiences, appropriately preparing them for the complexities, challenges and rewards of health care.

Program: Master of Nursing
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years

Entry requirements

A successful applicant

  • will hold a bachelor degree in a discipline other than nursing; and
  • will perform satisfactorily in an interview; and
  • will perform satisfactorily on an admissions test.

Applicants who successfully meet the admission criteria will receive a conditional offer and an invitation to undertake an interview and literacy and numeracy tests. Literacy and numeracy tests for international students will be undertaken online and interviews will be held via Skype.

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Friday, April 1st, 2016

University of Melbourne performs well in latest QS Subject Rankings

The University of Melbourne has two subjects in the top 10 in the world, and a further 13 in the top 20, according to the 2016 QS Subject Rankings.

University of Melbourne Law School

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The university is ranked seventh in the world for Education and eighth in the world for Law, while all of the university’s 41 subject areas fall within the global top 100.

Released in March, the QS World University Rankings by Subject tracks the performance of more than 4,200 universities across 42 subject areas, an increase on six subjects from 2015.

Australia is third-best performer overall in the global rankings.

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis said one of the most pleasing aspects of the results was the significant improvement of the university’s subjects across the board.

“We’ve seen sixteen subjects improve on their 2015 standings, with nearly a third of these coming in the Arts and Humanities area.”

“As a university community we take great pride in the breadth and depth of the subject offerings we make available to students, and today’s results reaffirm our commitment to this broad-based offering.

“While we’re obviously proud of the continued strong international performance of Education and Law, the fact that we have seen subject improvements in every category is a fantastic result,” concluded Professor Davis.

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Thursday, March 31st, 2016

University of Sydney excels in latest QS Rankings

The University of Sydney has cemented its position as a global leader in research and educational excellence in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Thirty-two of the university’s subjects were ranked in the top 50 globally, of which nine were ranked in the top 20.

University of Sydney

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Sydney veterinary science was ranked ninth in the world and number one in Australia, while three other subjects also shared the number one national ranking: Architecture/Built Environment (17 globally), Medicine (17), and Nursing (13).

The prestigious rankings are regarded as the most comprehensive global comparison of universities at individual subject level.

The results highlighted the university’s strengths in subjects across all the disciplines ranked, including Law (11), Education (16), Accounting and Finance (18), Geography (22), English Language and Literature (20) and Engineering – Civil and Structural (20). For the first time, Philosophy entered the top 50 globally with a rank of 37 worldwide.

Across the board, the university was ranked among the world’s elite institutions, with 41 of the 42 subjects assessed achieving a rating in the top 100 globally.

To compile the rankings, QS evaluated 4,226 universities, qualified 2,691 universities and ranked 945 institutions in total. The process included analysing more than 113 million citations, and verifying the provision of more than 15,530 programs.

Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence said it was very pleasing to see the University of Sydney show global leadership in the latest world rankings.

“The results confirm Sydney’s place among the world’s top research and educational institutions, and are testament to the hard work and distinction of our staff, students and alumni.

“The University of Sydney has maintained its excellence in the face of increasing competition on the world stage, and continues to demonstrate strength across its diverse breadth of academic areas.”

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Macquarie University subjects in top 100

Macquarie University now features among the world’s elite institutions in 21 of the 42 subjects featured in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject. Nine of these subject areas at Macquarie were considered to be in the world’s top 100:

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About Macquarie University

Macquarie University is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct. With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students and staff are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their studies and their careers. Such opportunities will only grow in the coming decades, as the neighbouring high-tech precinct doubles in size to become the fourth largest CBD in Australia behind Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Macquarie was awarded five stars in the international QS Stars rating system for its performance in

  • graduate employability
  • teaching
  • research
  • facilities
  • innovation
  • internationalisation
  • access
  • specialist subjects

Macquarie is one of only five Australian universities to receive 5 stars in all categories. The rating, attained only by truly world-class institutions, reinforces the university’s academic, research and international standing.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

University of Newcastle’s Architecture and Built Environment rank well

The University of Newcastle’s  Architecture and Built Environment discipline has ranked in the top 50 in the world, for the second consecutive year in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject list, announced last week.

University of Newcastle Architecture and Built Environment

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Three other subjects, geography, engineering (civil and structural) and nursing, joined architecture in the year’s top 100 subject rankings. UON had eight subjects ranked in the world’s top 150 and an overall total of 14 subjects ranked in the world’s top 200.

The annual QS World University Rankings by Subject is a comprehensive guide to the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen said the University of Newcastle’s global reputation for excellence in education, research and innovation had resulted in another outstanding performance in the 2016 QS subject rankings.

“UON consistently ranks in the top 300 universities in the world and in the top eight universities in Australia for the number of fields of research ranked as well above world standard in the Excellence in Research Australia assessment.

“We congratulate our Architecture and Built Environment colleagues on another outstanding result. The school has a unique focus on managing, designing and planning for resilience in our built environments and hosts five Architects in Residence, all recipients of the prestigious Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal.

“Our School for Architecture and Built Environment is also home to the United Nations International Training Centre for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery, which builds on our academic strengths in disaster recovery disciplines and which will help our researchers and partners shape cutting-edge programs that make a real difference to communities around the world coping with disasters.

“We are proud that many of our faculties had subjects ranked in the top 200. Our continued success in the QS subject rankings is important for a university which as a global leader works to drive world class innovation with its partners across its regions,” said Professor McMillen.

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Thursday, March 24th, 2016

University of Queensland ranked among world’s best

The University of Queensland is number one in Australia in two subject areas and among the world’s top 20 in four, a global review published this week confirms.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 places 11 UQ subject areas in the world’s top 30.

University of Queensland

University of Queensland ranked is among world’s best

UQ ranks at number one in Australia in Mineral Resources and Mining Engineering (10th globally) and Environmental Science (12th globally).

The university ranks 17th globally in Agriculture and Forestry and 18th in Education.

UQ’s other QS global top-30 subjects:

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said UQ’s top-ranked subjects deserved their national and international acclaim.

“It’s fitting that a leading university in a biodiverse and resource-rich nation is among the world’s best in mining and environmental subjects,” he said.

“Our globally strong performance in these subjects is a reflection of UQ’s hard work in areas where we can create change for industry and the environment.”

Professor Høj said it was gratifying that the University of Queensland had high-ranking QS subjects across the wide span of the university’s endeavour.

“UQ’s quality teaching and research takes place across a comprehensive range of top-rated disciplines, with an enviable breadth not enjoyed by all universities,” he said.

“This interdisciplinary strength is a great asset to UQ researchers and students.”

Professor Høj said the QS subject data reflected UQ’s position among the world’s top 50 universities, as ranked in the QS World University Rankings and the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, and within the top 100 in another five key independent rankings.

QS assessed 42 subject areas in 2016, with 37 UQ subject areas featuring in the top 100.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject, published annually since 2011, highlights the world’s leading institutions in individual subject areas.

This year QS evaluated 4,226 universities in more than 60 countries.