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THE Times AU Subject Rankings

THE Times Subject Rankings Australian Universities

The subject area rankings published by Times Higher Education uses the same data that is used to compile the overall world rankings. The difference is that in this breakdown the results are subject specific, showing the relative ranking of a university for that specific subject area.

The six specific subject areas used are conglomerates of multiple related subjects brought together under one umbrella. The six subject conglomerates are Arts and Humanities, Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.

These six subject areas are then evaluated according to 13 performance indicators which are grouped into the five areas with a weighting of:

* 30% Teaching: - the learning environment

* 30% Research: - volume, income and reputation

* 30% Citations: - research influence

* 7.5% International outlook: - staff, students and research

* 2.5% Industry income: - innovation

The top 100 from each six subject area are then presented in ranked order, with the following table showing Australian universities have performed creditably with between six and eight universities in five out of the six subject areas.

2015 THE Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings
Aus
Rank
University Score World
Rank
Subject Area: Arts and Humanities
1 Australian National University 75.2 16
2 University of Sydney 72.1 18
3 University of Melbourne 71.9 19
4 Monash University 55.6 44
5 University of Queensland 45.1 67
6 Macquarie University 45.1 67
7 La Trobe University 36.4 99
8 University of New South Wales 36.3 100
Subject Area: Clinical Pre-Clinical and Health
1 University of Melbourne 81.5 13
2 University of Sydney 75.4 23
3 University of Queensland 65.8 42
4 Monash University 64.3 46
5 University of New South Wales 62.2 54
6 University of Adelaide 51.3 95
7 University of Western Australia 51.2 96
Subject Area: Engineering and Technology
1 University of Melbourne 62.8 37
2 University of Queensland 62.7 39
3 University of Sydney 60.4 46
4 Monash University 60.2 48
5 University of New South Wales 54.2 63
6 University of South Australia 51.5 69
Subject Area: Life Sciences
1 University of Melbourne 70.1 29
2 University of Queensland 69.4 31
3 Australian National University 68.6 33
4 Monash University 56.8 63
5 University of Western Australia 56.2 64
6 University of Sydney 55.8 65
7 University of Adelaide 50 96
Subject Area: Physical Sciences
1 Australian National University 69.7 28
2 University of Melbourne 69.2 30
3 University of Queensland 52.7 87
Subject Area: Social Sciences
1 University of Melbourne 76 19
2 Australian National University 70.4 24
3 University of Sydney 65.1 31
4 University of Queensland 62.4 35
5 University of New South Wales 58.4 46
6 Monash University 53.5 61
7 University of Western Australia 49.7 77

Source: Times Higher Education world university rankings system (opens in new window)

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