Communications at the UNSW School of the Arts & Media ranked in top 100 in world subject rankings

7 Aug 2018

UNSW Library

Communications at the UNSW School of the Arts & Media has maintained its position in the top 100 in the latest ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018.

This subject sits within our Media & Communications discipline which offers Bachelor, Honours, Masters by Research, and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs.

“I’m very pleased to see the strong performance of UNSW Arts & Social Sciences in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects again this year,” said UNSW Dean of Arts & Social Sciences, Professor Susan Dodds.

“It speaks to the superior calibre of our academics, to the world-class research the Faculty undertakes and to the strong nexus between this research excellence and the excellence of our teaching curriculum.”

Other highlights from the rankings across the Faculty include:

• Political Science moving up from 151-200 to 101-150

• Public Administration moving from 76-100 to 51-75

• And Education maintaining its position in the 76-100 range.

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.

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.