- #3 in Australia
- #68 in the world
ARWU measures the number of:
- alumni winning Nobel prizes and Fields medals (10 percent)
- staff winning Nobel prizes and Fields medals (20 percent)
- highly-cited researchers in 21 broad subject categories (20 percent)
- articles published in the peer-reviewed journals Nature and Science (20 percent)
- articles in the Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Science Citation Index (20 percent).
It also assesses per capita academic performance of an institution (10 percent). Learn more about our latest ARWU ranking.
Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking
of Academic Subjects
The University has 13 subjects ranked in the world's top 50 and 28 subjects in the top 100.* They include:
- Transportation science and technology #1 in Australia and
#6 in the world
- Veterinary sciences #1 in Australia and #21 in the world
- Nursing #4 in Australia and #25 in the world
- Education #2 in Australia and #29 in the world
- Clinical medicine #2 in Australia and #32 in the world
- Political sciences #2 in Australia and #34 in the world
- Public health #3 in Australia and #37 in the world
- Agricultural sciences #3 in Australia and #38 in the world
- Civil engineering #3 in Australia and #38 in the world
- Metallurgical engineering #4 in Australia and #39 in the world
- Telecommunication engineering #3 in Australia and #46 in the world
- Human biological sciences #2 in Australia and #49 in the world
- Communication #2 in Australia and #50 in the world.
These rankings measure 54 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, social sciences and medical sciences. They determine results based on:
- data on citation impact
- number of papers published in top journals
- number of academic staff who have won awards
- international collaboration on publications
- total number of publications.
*This is not an exhaustive list of University subject rankings. Learn more about the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects