The University of Western Australia has been ranked Australia’s best in four major subject areas in the latest results released by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
UWA outscored every other Australian institution in Biological Sciences and Agricultural Sciences, as well as Marine/Ocean Engineering and Environmental Science & Engineering.
UWA is ranked in the world top 10 in two Engineering disciplines (Mining & Mineral and Marine/Ocean Engineering) and top 20 in Agricultural Sciences and Environmental Sciences & Engineering. UWA is in the world top 30 in Ecology and Biological Sciences.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater said the results were a great achievement.
“These results not only demonstrate that we are world leaders in research outcomes, they are a reflection of our committed and dedicated staff,” Professor Freshwater said.
“This reinforces our strategy to attract the world’s best academics to UWA, with the aim to recruit 50 academic and research staff who want to join us on our mission of becoming a Top 50 University by 2050.”
The Academic Ranking of World Universities is published by China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University and is recognised as one of the world’s most influential and widely-observed university measures.
David Stacey (UWA Media Manager) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716