The University ranked 20th in the world for art and design, making it the top Australian university for the discipline.
The annual subject rankings, by independent international research firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), rank universities at the level of individual fields of study.
Professor Paul Gough, Pro Vice-Chancellor Design and Social Context and Vice-President, said the rankings was further evidence of RMIT’s reputation as a university of design.
“This is an outstanding result, a recognition of our global excellence in architecture, design and the creative arts,” he said.
“It is a reflection of our dedication to student and staff creativity, and our ambition to meet their personal, professional and vocational needs.”
The QS subject rankings are based on a formula that combines academic reputation, employer reputation, citations and research impact. The measurements involved evaluating more than 3650 universities across more than 13,100 academic programs.
This is the fourth year the prestigious publication has released the ranking, which aims to differentiate newer institutions from older or traditional universities.