University joins world leaders in Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy

May 11 / 61

The University has ranked 14th for Physics and Astronomy and 23rd for Chemistry in QS’ latest World University Rankings by Subject.

The University is also the Australian leader for both subjects. 

This is the third time in two months QS has named the University among its Australian and world leaders: last month, Melbourne was ranked eighth in the world for psychology, 15th for medicine and equal 25th for the biological sciences.


In this round of subject rankings, the University was also named 16th in the world for Environmental Sciences, 26th in the world for Mathematics and 30th in the world for Natural Sciences. 

QS ranked universities based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research citations per paper, which made up 30 percent of the score in Physics and Environmental Sciences.

Dean of Science Professor Robert Saint said these were outstanding results for the Faculty of Science and the University as a whole.

“The Excellence for Research in Australia exercise confirmed the high standing of our Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences research, but it is gratifying to see an international ranking body also finds our contribution to research in these areas is at the top international level,” he said.

“It is fitting recognition of the exceptional talent and commitment of our researchers."

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