UNSW Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering has performed strongly in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018.
Four Engineering subjects ranked first in Australia (Civil Engineering, Instruments Science & Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Water Resources) – double the number of Engineering subjects ranked first in 2017.
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UNSW Sydney scored the most subjects ranked first in Australia and the highest number of subjects ranked in the top 100 in the country.
With 38 subjects ranking in the global top 100, 24 in the top 50 and three in the top 10, UNSW continues its climb up the rankings, having the most subjects of all Australian universities in the prestigious league table.
Nine UNSW subjects – Civil Engineering, Finance, Instruments Science & Technology, Library & Information Science, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Remote Sensing and Water Resources – rank first in Australia. This is almost double the number of UNSW subjects ranked first in 2017.
ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects has published the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by academic subjects since 2009. The rankings assess more than 4000 universities across 54 subjects in natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences.
United States universities continue to dominate the rankings, occupying first place in 35 disciplines, followed by China with nine and the Netherlands with three. The best performing institution in the world is Harvard, taking 17 crowns, ShanghaiRanking said in a release.
The methodology to determine the ranking includes the number of papers published, international collaboration and citation impact. The full methodology can be found here.