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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

University of Queensland cements global top-tier status with rise in QS table

The University of Queensland has moved higher in the influential QS World University Rankings, coming in at 47th globally, placing it well inside the top one per cent of the world’s 26,000 universities.

University of Queensland cements global top-tier status with rise in QS table

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UQ’s placing in the annual QS ranking announced June 8 follows the university’s impressive performance in the prestigious Leiden ranking last month and a “massive result” in Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project funding announced earlier.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said UQ had continued to excel, securing $22.6 million in ARC funding for 17 projects, with funding for more research projects than any other university nationally.

“UQ sits comfortably within the world’s top 50 universities across a number of measures,” Professor Høj said.

“This latest QS result is an extremely gratifying endorsement of our efforts to provide our students with a world-class education in a global top-tier research university.

“Every UQ staff member has contributed in some way to this result, and I congratulate them all for their efforts.

“It’s no small achievement to be placed within the world’s best 50 universities,” Professor Høj said.

The QS ranking considers more than 4000 universities and evaluates 980 of them in detail.

For the latest QS report released June 8, the London-based Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd (QS) analysed 75 million citations encompassing more than 12 million papers, and 115,000 survey responses from employers and academics.

The QS institution report on the University of Queensland states that its performance against about 26,000 universities globally places it in the top one per cent of universities in the world, and at fourth in Australia.

UQ has featured strongly in the QS ranking over the past five years.

Popular schools at the University of Queensland


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Monday, April 10th, 2017

Griffith University rises up QS World University Rankings

Griffith University features among the world’s elite institutions in 28 subject areas covered in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, which were unveiled last month.

Griffith was ranked in the top 100 institutions worldwide in 11 subject areas, including a world top 10 position in Hospitality and Leisure Management (which was also ranked number one in Australia).

Griffith University rises up QS World University Rankings

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Three other subject areas—Nursing and Midwifery, Development Studies and Performing Arts—gained top 50 positions on the global stage, making this Griffith’s best ever result in the seventh edition of the prestigious annual ranking system.

“This result is significant acknowledgement of Griffith’s status as one of Australia’s most comprehensive research and teaching universities,” Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian O’Connor said.

“The latest QS rankings reflect the rapid expansion and external recognition of our comprehensive research and teaching profile.

“The QS rankings measure reputation through a global academic and employer survey and also use quantitative indicators such as citation rates to rate the quality of our research.”

Leading institutions worldwide

Griffith now ranks in the leading institutions worldwide in 28 subject areas, rising from 18 in 2016 and 15 in 2015, placing it ninth in Australia for total number of subjects ranked.

In addition, Griffith University is now equal ninth with one other university for top 100 subjects, and equal ninth for top 50 subjects, also with one other university.

“With the Commonwealth Games set to bring a wave of new visitors to the Gold Coast in little more than a year, it is also quite fitting that Griffith be showcased at this time as the number one university in Australia in the subject area of hospitality and leisure management, and in the top 100 for sports-related subjects,” Professor O’Connor said.

QS evaluated more than 4,400 universities worldwide and ranked 1117 institutions in compiling the 2017 rankings.

More than 127 million citation attributions were analysed and the provision of more than 18,900 programs was verified.

Griffith Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management

The Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management is a multi-award winning provider of degrees in the fields of

  • event and sport management
  • property and real estate
  • tourism and hotel management

Crowned Australia’s best tourism educator at the 2010 National Tourism Awards, the department has also been inducted into the Queensland Tourism Hall of Fame, after winning the Tourism Education award for three consecutive years.

The department attracts the nation’s largest student cohort in hotel- and tourism-related degrees. Accreditation from the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) are further testimony to the quality of degrees on offer.

Discover more about studying at Griffith University. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Business Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston for more information at shannon@oztkrekk.com.

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Griffith University in top 50 under 50

Griffith University its place among the leading young institutions in the world with the release of the Top 50 Universities Under 50 rankings.

Griffith University in top 50 under 50

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The QS Top 50 rankings place Griffith 34th in the world among universities less than 50 years old.

Griffith opened its doors in 1975 to 451 students at one campus. Today it hosts 50,000 students across five campuses in southeast Queensland as well as online.

The Top 50 announcement follows the QS World University Rankings last week which placed Griffith among the top 400 of all universities in the world, regardless of age.

“The impact that Griffith researchers, teachers, students and alumni are having across the globe is truly remarkable,” Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor said.

“We are proud of being recognised among the rising, young institutions globally.”

The QS Top 50 ranked Griffith 37th last year.

Griffith International Postgraduate Coursework Excellence Scholarships

For: Outstanding international students applying for postgraduate coursework studies at Griffith University.
Available to: New future students
Level of study: Postgraduate coursework
Citizenship: Citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand
Award value and benefits: $3,000 in total (Two tuition payments of $1,500)
Duration: Two semesters
Programs of study: All postgraduate (excluding online, non-award, offshore delivery and where students are given advanced standing or credit for previous studies)
Applications close: Semester 1 – Applications close November 29 (for January or February commencement). Outcome notified by end of December. Semester 2 – Applications close April 29 (for July commencement). Outcome notified by end of May.

About Griffith University

Students at Griffith University learn from degrees informed by world-class research and industry connections. Students learn in and out of the classroom, with teaching methods tailored to suit the needs of each degree. Depending on your degree, you might learn through work placements, overseas field trips, industry projects for real clients, or laboratory studies in Griffith’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Faculties at Griffith University

  • Arts, Education and Law
  • Griffith Business School
  • Griffith Health
  • Griffith Sciences

With more than $320 million worth of upgrades to Griffith’s campuses across Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast being rolled out over the next few years, students study in an exciting and progressive environment.

Griffith is a comprehensive university, offering more than 200 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across all disciplines. Some of the most popular schools and study areas at Griffith for Canadian students:


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Friday, September 16th, 2016

Australian universities stay strong in world rankings

The latest university rankings are out!

QS World University Rankings 2016/17 has just released the latest world university rankings, and four of OzTREKK’s Australian universities were out to represent and held strong in the top 100. In fact, they are all within the top 470, and considering there are more than 10,000 universities around the world, this is a big deal!

Australian universities stay strong in world rankings

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Once again, the University of Melbourne holds strong near the top of the list, closely followed by the Sydney and the UQ. In fact, all of our Australian university partners fared well, and we are proud to represent them.

The University of Sydney has again been named in the top 50 universities in the world, with a formal ranking of 46 in the latest QS World University Rankings. Sydney’s result confirms its place among the world’s leading research and educational institutions. It also underscores the university’s consistent strength among its peers over the past decade, despite the increasingly intense competition in the global higher education sector.

“We’re delighted that so many of our colleagues around the world think highly of our research and teaching,” said Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison.

University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj, while acknowledging that minor shifts in individual rankings of the world’s more than 10,000 universities would occur from year to year, said the result continues to demonstrate the hard work of UQ’s staff and students, and research achievements.

“Having globally recognised universities is incredibly important for Australia’s higher education exports,” he said. “It’s also a great result for Queensland, which is looking to diversify its economy through greater innovation and collaboration between top researchers and industry.”

Meet staff member  from these prestigious universities!

Would you like to meet faculty members from these top universities? Every fall, OzTREKK hosts Study in Australia fairs across Canada. Beginning Thursday, September 22 in Vancouver, all of OzTREKK’s Australian universities will be participating in the fairs, sending staff from Australia to Canada to advise students (and their parents!) about their study options in Australia. These fairs are free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend!


Find out how you can attend an OzTREKK Study in Australia Fair!

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

QS reaffirms UQ’s ranking among world’s top 50 universities

The University of Queensland has held its position among the world’s top 50 universities, ranking 46th globally and number one in Queensland in the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj congratulated and thanked the UQ community, whose many and diverse inputs had contributed to the result.

UQ School of Medicine

UQ ranked well in Life Science and Medicine

“It is wonderful for our students to know that of the more than 10,000 universities in the world, their university was ranked in the top 50 in all the big discipline clusters,” he said.

These were Social Sciences and Management (ranked 30), Engineering and Technology, (40), Arts and Humanities (48), Natural Sciences (43) and Life Sciences and Medicine (30).

“This significantly boosts the recognition of UQ degrees in the global marketplace,” Professor Høj said.

“It takes continual hard work, good strategy and reliable funding to keep any university ranking highly on global measures.”

“The uncertain local higher education environment—with legislation currently stalled and no clear ‘Plan B’—is a challenge for UQ and all Australia’s globally ranked universities when it comes to competing on the world stage.”


Find out more about the University of Queensland and other Australian universities. Contact OzTREKK to find out how you can study in Australia!

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Griffith performs strongly in world university rankings

Griffith University has maintained its position as one of the world’s leading universities in the 2015 QS World University Rankings.

Griffith University Australia

Griffith University, Australia

The prestigious annual review has ranked Griffith in the top 400 tertiary institutions globally, with an overall position of 329.

In two discipline areas Griffith is ranked well within the top 200 universities in the world:

  • In Social Sciences and Management, Griffith is now ranked 129 rising 14 places from last year.
  • For Arts and Humanities, Griffith is now ranked 183 moving up from its position of 212 in 2014.

Each year the QS World University rankings consider more than 3,000 universities around the world with the top 800 ranked according to six key performance indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, research citations per paper, proportion of international faculty and proportion of international students.

Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University, Professor Ian O’Connor, said the latest rankings reflect Griffith’s growing influence as a leading institution of research and teaching excellence.

“This is a pleasing result which consolidates our strong position as a foremost university not only in the Asia Pacific region but also on the world stage,” Professor O’Connor said.

“I am particularly proud that in Social Sciences and Management we are now among the best 150 universities in the world.”

This latest recognition follows the release in August of the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities in which Griffith improved its international standing and consolidated its position as one of only two South-East Queensland universities ranked in the global top 400.


Learn more about Griffith University’s graduate arts degrees. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Arts Programs Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com for more information!

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Sydney shows global leadership in QS World University Rankings by Subject

The University of Sydney has demonstrated its global leadership in research and higher education in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The university was named in the global top 10 in one subject and achieved three top spots nationally in the prestigious rankings, regarded as the most comprehensive global comparison of universities at individual subject level.

Sydney Medical School

Medicine at Sydney is ranked 17th in the world

Education at Sydney was ranked ninth in the world, and the university proved best in Australia in English Language and Literature (18th in the world), Medicine (17th) and Veterinary Science (equal 11th).

Among its other top 20 rankings were Law (13th in the world), Architecture/Built Environment (17th), Engineering – Civil and Structural (19th) and Accounting and Finance (equal 19th).

The university was ranked in the top 100 in the world in 34 of the 36 areas covered in the rankings.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based on the expert opinion of more than 85,000 academics, who identified the leading institutions within their field and region of expertise, and more than 41,000 employers, who identified the universities that have produced outstanding graduates in a given discipline area. The results are also informed by the analysis of 17.3 million research papers and 100 million citations.

“It is pleasing to see the University of Sydney again show global leadership in the latest world rankings,” Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence said.

“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.”

Wondering about what it’s like to study at the University of Sydney? Contact OzTREKK for more information about Australian universities!

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Griffith University’s world rankings receive boost

Griffith University has recorded its highest performance ever in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Griffith is now ranked in the top 100 in the world for five separate study areas: Architecture/Built Environment, Art & Design (for the first time), Politics & International Studies, Law and Education.

Griffith Medical School

Study medicine at Griffith University, Queensland

Another 10 subject areas were ranked globally, including Medicine for the first time, indicating Griffith’s trajectory of international recognition and reputation.

Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University, Professor Ian O’Connor, said there were thousands of universities in the world, and to remain among the top echelons of the widely referenced rankings was a strong achievement.

“Griffith is in the top 100 in the world in five subject areas,” Professor O’Connor said.

“This underlines the university’s rapidly-rising reputation for research with real impact. The results are a credit to our academic staff and to the university as a whole.

“Nationally, the ability of some Australian universities to improve their positions says a lot for the quality that underpins Australian higher education.”

“Rankings generally have an influence on Australia’s fourth largest export industry—education—and our attractiveness to top staff, collaborators, philanthropists, industry partners and investors.”

Griffith University results for the 2015 QS Rankings by Subject:

Top 100

  • Architecture/Built Environment
  • Art & Design
  • Education
  • Law and Legal studies
  • Politics and International Studies


  • English Language and Literature
  • Business and Management



  • Medicine (ranked for the first time)
  • Biological Sciences


The 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks universities across the world, as determined by surveys of leading academic experts and employers who recruit graduates they regard as being outstanding in their field.

A full list of 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject can be found at http://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings


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Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

UQ subjects among global best

The University of Queensland has cemented its position as a global top 100 university, performing strongly in a league table of subjects released April 29.

The university has 19 subjects ranked among the top 50 worldwide in the 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject, and three subjects in the top 20.

UQ Veterinary School

UQ veterinary science is ranked 22nd in the world!

QS evaluated more than 3,000 universities and ranked the 854 that met its strict criteria.

UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said UQ’s strong position reflected the outstanding teaching and staff at the university.

“In line with top ten placings in other global rankings, UQ has placed eleventh in the global rankings and is the top in Australia in Environmental Sciences, an area that teaches the next generation how to tackle the world’s environmental challenges in practical ways,” he said.

“This is a great achievement in a globally-relevant field.

“UQ continues to be a world leader in Agriculture & Forestry, moving from 18th position in 2014 to 15th position this year.

“Additionally, UQ ranked 22nd for Veterinary Science, a subject newly recognised by the QS rankings.”

“These two courses are run from our Gatton campus, and their high ranking reflects the excellent hands-on experience and world-class facilities on offer.”

The university also performed strongly in Psychology, placing 18th in the rankings.

Changes to the QS World University Rankings by Subject methodology has been a factor in Australian universities’ downward trend in this ranking; however, the University of Queensland continues to perform strongly with the university ranked in the top 100 for 31 of the 36 subjects QS evaluates.

“Notwithstanding changes to QS methodology, UQ continues to perform strongly in these rankings,” Professor Høj said.

UQ Veterinary School’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) program

The Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours), offered at the UQ Gatton Campus, is one of the most sought after programs in Australia, attracting the very best students and producing veterinarians that are in high demand both in Australia and around the world.

The UQ Bachelor of Veterinary Science  (Honours) has full accreditation with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council,Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) and the American Veterinary Medical Association ensuring that the program is quality assured to world’s best practice in veterinary education. This also means that UQ graduates are able to practice in most countries including Australia, New Zealand, UK, Hong Kong and most countries in Asia. In addition, UQ veterinary science graduates are eligible to sit the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam without a credentialing process.

Program title: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)
Location: Gatton, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 5 years

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Do you have questions about UQ Veterinary School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call (toll free in Canada). Find out how OzTREKK helps you to study in Australia!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Macquarie subjects in world’s top 100

Macquarie University is among the world’s elite institutions in 21 of the 36 subjects featured in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject, published today. Nine of these subject areas at Macquarie were considered to be in the world’s top 100:

Macquarie University Linguistics School

Study linguistics at Macquarie University

For this fifth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, QS evaluated 3,551 universities, qualifed 2,186, and ranked 894 institutions in total. More than 100 million citations attributions were analysed and QS verified the provision of over 14,000 programs.

The methodology combines analysis from QS Global Employer and Academic Surveys with bibliometric data from Elsevier’s Scopus database.

About Macquarie University’s Department of Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University is the largest of its kind in Australia, which includes substantial postgraduate programs, a full undergraduate program, more than 900 postgraduate coursework students, nearly 100 research students and four research centres of international standing.

The strength of the department lies in its breadth of coverage of linguistics sub-disciplines, and it has particular strengths in the areas of systemic functional linguistics, speech and hearing and language teaching. It has long been recognized for its research and teaching in areas such as lexicography and corpus linguistics, in phonetics and phonology (especially as applied to computer-based research in speech technology and speech perception), and in communication disorders. The department has a strong interest in the description of modern English language, especially work in systemic-functional grammar, in discourse analysis and pragmatics and in Australian English.


Would you like more information about studying linguistics at Macquarie University? Email OzTREKK’s Australian Linguistics Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.