UNSW Arts and Humanities Soar in Latest World Rankings

17 Sep 2015

The latest QS World University Rankings have seen Arts and Humanities at UNSW jump an impressive 10 places to rank at number 41.

Meanwhile Social Sciences and Management at UNSW is ranked 21st in the international league table, positioning UNSW Arts & Social Sciences fourth overall in Australia.

Interim Dean of UNSW Arts & Social Sciences, Professor Eileen Baldry, is gratified to see both subject areas firmly cemented in the top 50.

“We have seen a remarkable ascent by Arts and Humanities, moving a total of 18 places in the rankings over the last two years.

“This, combined, with the steady success of Social Sciences and Management is testament to the quality of research and teaching at UNSW Arts & Social Sciences – we are proud to be performing so well on the global stage,” says Eileen.

The 2015-16 results also strengthened UNSW’s standing as one of the world’s leading universities, ranking the University at 46 – up from 48 last year.

UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs says the results reflect a positive trend across a range of rankings and other indicators.

“This ranking is yet another strong endorsement of the trajectory of UNSW and the cutting-edge research and high quality teaching performed by our talented staff.

“Importantly, our ranking demonstrates that UNSW has a solid foundation on which to implement our ambitious 2015-2025 strategy. Our strategy will establish UNSW as Australia’s global university, and will take us even higher in the rankings,” Professor Jacobs says.

The annual QS rankings use six indicators to compare the world’s top 800 universities: academic and employer reputation, staff–student ratios, research citations and the proportion of international staff and students.

The full QS Rankings can be viewed on their website.