University of Newcastle Civil Engineering in world’s top 50

10 March 2014

The University of Newcastle‘s Civil and Structural Engineering discipline has entered the world’s Top 50 in the most recent QS World University Rankings by Subject list increasing its ranking by 14 places up to 45th in the world.
Published by QS, the University of Newcastle has been ranked in the world’s top 100 universities for three subjects and in the top 200 universities for a further nine subjects.
The university’s Geography discipline ranked in the top 100 for the second year in a row, and Linguistics, which entered the QS World subject rankings last year, moved into the top 100 in 2014.
The University of Newcastle‘s other Engineering subjects, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, each ranked in the world’s top 200. The Environmental Sciences program debuted on the Top 200 list this year.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, said UON‘s excellent performance in the 2014 QS subject rankings built on the university’s growing global reputation for excellence in education, and research and innovation.
UON consistently ranks in the top three percent of universities in the world and in the top ten universities in Australia for research intensity. The latest QS subject rankings recognize the achievements of our staff who work hard across a range of disciplines to engage as global leaders who drive world-class innovation in our community and region,” she said.
The QS rankings were announced on the heels of an Australian Bureau of Statistics report, which found Australians with university-level qualifications in science, technology, engineering and maths had the best career outlook nationwide.
“Through our Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, which was rated by the Excellence in Research for Australia assessment exercise as one of the top five in the country, UON is delivering quality graduates and research and innovation  which contribute to Australia’s skills and productivity and to the economic transition of our region,” said Professor McMillen.

About the University of Newcastle School of Engineering

The School of Engineering is dedicated to research and training in the disciplines of Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, and Surveying. The engineering school’s programs are underpinned by some of the most exciting research in Australia. In the Australian Research Council 2012 research excellence ratings, the school received a top rating of 5 (well above world standard) for Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy and Civil and Mechanical Engineering.

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