QS World University Rankings by Subject

5 Mar 2018

UNSW Sydney’s Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences has performed strongly in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, with the broad subject areas of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences ranked in the top 30 in the world and the top five in Australia.

Social Sciences rose six places to equal 16th in the world, while Arts & Humanities rose nine spots to 27.

In individual subjects, English Language & Literature and Education made gains, with Education jumping 14 places to 35th in the world. Both are among the 22 subjects UNSW now has in the top 50.

History also moved up the world rankings, gaining three places to 57, while Modern Languages is ranked 53rd, up 4 spots.

Dean of the UNSW Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Professor Susan Dodds, said the results demonstrate the global impact and reach of the Faculty’s research.

“This is recognition of the Faculty’s commitment to generating superior research with real social outcomes and genuine community engagement,” said Professor Dodds.

Now in its eighth year, the QS World University Rankings by Subject is based on analysis of over 22 million papers, producing close to 200 million citations. A total of 1,130 institutions were ranked across 48 subjects in five subject areas.

UNSW features in 37 of the 48 subjects ranked, steady from 2017.

Professor Nicholas Fisk, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at UNSW, said the results pointed to UNSW’s strong research across broad areas, in line with its position as a leading comprehensive university.

“Additionally, it reflects our strong global reputation among employers and the academic community,” he said.