RMIT’s art and design courses have risen four places in the global rankings and now stand as 16th in the world – and the best in Australia.
Architecture and built environment courses at RMIT are also global leaders – 36th in the world and fourth highest in Australia.
The results are reported in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released this week.
RMIT also ranked in the world’s top 100 in five other subject areas:
- Engineering – Civil and Structural
- Engineering – Electrical and Electronic
- Engineering – Mechanical
- Accounting and Finance
- Business and Management Studies
Professor David Hayward, chair of RMIT’s Academic Board, said the results paid tribute to the University’s significant strengths in art and design, engineering and business.
“These latest rankings confirm RMIT as a global university of technology, design and enterprise,” Hayward said.
“We are an institution of excellence in teaching, research and engagement, driven by impact and collaboration.
“RMIT’s programs are aligned and connected with industry and the changing world of work.
“The QS rankings indicate that we are equipping our students to succeed in an ever-changing world – getting them ready for life and work.
“I’d like to congratulate all my academic colleagues who have contributed to RMIT’s success in these and 13 other subject areas.”
QS World University Rankings by Subject are built upon the 2015 QS World University Rankings, with a focus on four factors:
- Academic reputation
- Employer reputation
- Research citations
- Research impact (H-index)
Story: David Glanz