LONDON, September 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --
- 5 Australian universities in top 50 for social sciences management, life sciences medicine - ANU top ranked Australian university for arts humanities, natural sciences, social sciences management - 50 countries represented in overall Top 500; 24 Australian universities in QS Top 500
QS World University Rankings(R) subject tables are based on an academic survey completed by 15,050 academics, including 700 university leaders, who were asked to identify the universities producing the best research in their own field of knowledge and within their region of expertise. The overall rankings take into account employer reputation, research strength and teaching and international commitment.
Paul Thurman, a leading statistician and professor at Columbia University says: The benefit of the academic peer review is it allows comparison of universities at a multi-disciplinary level or by single disciplines, based on the expertise identified by the respondent. The QS rankings methodology is conservative and robust... and the overall results are certainly statistically valid.
Top 5 Australian universities by broad subject area Arts Humanities Global Top 5 Institutions Rank Australian National University (ANU) 17 University of Sydney 19 University of Melbourne 21 Monash University 43 University of New South Wales (UNSW) 78= Engineering Technology Global Top 5 Institutions Rank University of Melbourne 32 University of New South Wales (UNSW) 42 University of Sydney 44 Australian National University (ANU) 45 Monash University 58 Life Sciences Medicine Global Top 5 Institutions Rank University of Melbourne 14 University of Sydney 19 Australian National University (ANU) 36 University of Queensland (UQ) 40 University of New South Wales (UNSW) 46 Natural Sciences Global Top 5 Institutions Rank Australian National University (ANU) 20 University of Melbourne 32= University of Sydney 36 University of New South Wales (UNSW) 53 Monash University 69= Social Sciences Management Global Top 5 Institutions Rank Australian National University (ANU) 13 University of Melbourne 21 University of Sydney 30 University of New South Wales (UNSW) 33 Monash University 34
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Nunzio Quacquarelli, managing director of QS says: The growing number of countries represented in the Top 500 demonstrates the highly competitive environment of global higher education, and the increasing number of options for over 3 million students who study overseas every year.
SOURCE: QS TopMBA
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