University of Newcastle’s Architecture and Built Environment rank well
The University of Newcastle’s Architecture and Built Environment discipline has ranked in the top 50 in the world, for the second consecutive year in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject list, announced last week.
Three other subjects, geography, engineering (civil and structural) and nursing, joined architecture in the year’s top 100 subject rankings. UON had eight subjects ranked in the world’s top 150 and an overall total of 14 subjects ranked in the world’s top 200.
The annual QS World University Rankings by Subject is a comprehensive guide to the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen said the University of Newcastle’s global reputation for excellence in education, research and innovation had resulted in another outstanding performance in the 2016 QS subject rankings.
“UON consistently ranks in the top 300 universities in the world and in the top eight universities in Australia for the number of fields of research ranked as well above world standard in the Excellence in Research Australia assessment.
“We congratulate our Architecture and Built Environment colleagues on another outstanding result. The school has a unique focus on managing, designing and planning for resilience in our built environments and hosts five Architects in Residence, all recipients of the prestigious Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal.
“Our School for Architecture and Built Environment is also home to the United Nations International Training Centre for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery, which builds on our academic strengths in disaster recovery disciplines and which will help our researchers and partners shape cutting-edge programs that make a real difference to communities around the world coping with disasters.
“We are proud that many of our faculties had subjects ranked in the top 200. Our continued success in the QS subject rankings is important for a university which as a global leader works to drive world class innovation with its partners across its regions,” said Professor McMillen.