UQ subjects among global best
The University of Queensland has cemented its position as a global top 100 university, performing strongly in a league table of subjects released April 29.
The university has 19 subjects ranked among the top 50 worldwide in the 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject, and three subjects in the top 20.
QS evaluated more than 3,000 universities and ranked the 854 that met its strict criteria.
UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said UQ’s strong position reflected the outstanding teaching and staff at the university.
“In line with top ten placings in other global rankings, UQ has placed eleventh in the global rankings and is the top in Australia in Environmental Sciences, an area that teaches the next generation how to tackle the world’s environmental challenges in practical ways,” he said.
“This is a great achievement in a globally-relevant field.
“UQ continues to be a world leader in Agriculture & Forestry, moving from 18th position in 2014 to 15th position this year.
“Additionally, UQ ranked 22nd for Veterinary Science, a subject newly recognised by the QS rankings.”
“These two courses are run from our Gatton campus, and their high ranking reflects the excellent hands-on experience and world-class facilities on offer.”
The university also performed strongly in Psychology, placing 18th in the rankings.
Changes to the QS World University Rankings by Subject methodology has been a factor in Australian universities’ downward trend in this ranking; however, the University of Queensland continues to perform strongly with the university ranked in the top 100 for 31 of the 36 subjects QS evaluates.
“Notwithstanding changes to QS methodology, UQ continues to perform strongly in these rankings,” Professor Høj said.
UQ Veterinary School’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) program
The Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours), offered at the UQ Gatton Campus, is one of the most sought after programs in Australia, attracting the very best students and producing veterinarians that are in high demand both in Australia and around the world.
The UQ Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) has full accreditation with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council,Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) and the American Veterinary Medical Association ensuring that the program is quality assured to world’s best practice in veterinary education. This also means that UQ graduates are able to practice in most countries including Australia, New Zealand, UK, Hong Kong and most countries in Asia. In addition, UQ veterinary science graduates are eligible to sit the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam without a credentialing process.
Program title: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)
Location: Gatton, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 5 years