No 1 in Australia and in the World's Top Twenty!

In the 2017 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)'s Global ranking of academic subjects, UNSW Civil Engineering is now placed as number 1 in Australia and no 11 in the world, a leap from 40th position last year and an amazing achievement.

Water Resources at UNSW is now placed at no 6 in the world, the highest ranked Australian engineering subject. Congratulations to all our water engineering academics, whose depth and breadth of expertise is now globally acknowledged.

Earlier this year, the School was also awarded first place in Australia in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world university subject rankings. Globally we were placed as Number 16 in the world,  and the only Australian Civil School in 2017 to be included in the top 20.

Now in their seventh year, the QS World University Rankings by Subject is based on the expert opinion of almost 75,000 academics and more than 41,000 employers, alongside the analysis of 28.5 million research papers and over 113 million citations sourced from the Scopus/Elsevier bibliometric database.

UNSW has six subjects in the world top 20 including Civil and Structural Engineering, and Mining engineering, and 23 subjects in the world’s Top 50.  Once again, all of UNSW Engineering subject areas have been placed in the QS coveted world’s top 50, with the Faculty overall placed at No 31.

UNSW itself has a 5+star ranking with QS, based on its achievements in eight categories: Research, teaching, facilities, access & inclusivity, employability, internationalisation, specialist excellence, and innovation.

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