Thursday, 18 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has been ranked first in WA in the subjects of Business & Economics, Social Sciences, and Education in the global Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, released today.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings assessment compares more than 1250 universities from around the globe.

As well as being first in Western Australia, UWA is now ranked seventh in Australia and 75th in the world in the subject of Education, up from 79th last year.

UWA improved its ranking in the Social Sciences to the 126-150 range, up from 151-175 last year, and ranked sixth in Australia.

Business & Economics remained steady in the 176-200 range – the highest ranking for any WA university.

UWA Law was ranked at 126-150 for the first time this year. In last year’s subject rankings Law as an individual subject was split out from social sciences for the first time, but only the Top 100 universities were ranked. This year the ranking was extended to all universities.

The subject rankings follow last month’s release of the overall 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, in which UWA was the highest-ranked university in Western Australia and 7th in the nation.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater said the results were pleasing and built on the University’s strong performance in this year’s QS and ARWU rankings.

“These subject rankings reflect the investments we are making to enhance our students’ learning experience while delivering world-class research,” she said.

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