UNSW Engineering subjects best on a global scale

Three UNSW Engineering subjects were Australia’s best based on a list that ranks the world’s top engineering universities. One of these, Water Resources, was ranked sixth overall.

UNSW Engineering subjects Instruments Science and Technology, Water Resources and Remote Sensing outranked their Australian counterparts, according to ShanghaiRanking’s 2017 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS). The rankings measure research productivity, quality and impact, international collaboration, global influence and academic awards.

Compared with last year’s GRAS results, UNSW Engineering improved its rankings in three correlating subjects. Civil Engineering moved from 40th to 11th, Chemical Engineering moved from a top 100 ranking to 44th and Mechanical Engineering moved from a top 75 ranking to 45th.

Meanwhile, Times Higher Education this week launched its inaugural Asia-Pacific Ranking, which compares more than 200 universities, including 35 from Australia. UNSW came in at 16th across the region and 78th  globally.

These rankings were based on the key areas of teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income. 

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