QS rankings by subject released

QS rankings by subject released

RMIT University was among the top Australian performers in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject released today.

The University’s Art and Design subject maintained its number one spot in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Globally, it was ranked 11th, moving up one place from 2019.

RMIT also maintained its strong reputation in Architecture and the Built Environment, ranking third in Australia for this subject area and 25th globally.

Communications and Media Studies remained fourth in Australia and in the top 50 globally.

is ranked seventh in Australia, up three places from 2019. This subject also rose to the world’s top 100, ranking 95th – up 17 places from last year.

RMIT continued its solid reputation in Education, ranking 11th in Australia.

QS also released rankings for five faculty areas, with RMIT performing solidly in Arts and Humanities, with a ranking of seventh in Australia and 102nd globally.

Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor Design and Social Context (DSC) and Vice-President, Tania Broadley said she was delighted to see the continuing success of subjects within her College.

“In Art and Design, Architecture and the Built Environment, and Communications and Media studies, we continue to excel as leaders in Australia. It’s also fantastic that we continue to grow a strong reputation for our research and teaching globally,” she said.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Vice-President Professor Belinda Tynan said RMIT’s positive results reflected the University’s commitment to quality teaching, connections to industry and outstanding learning and research.

 “These rankings are testament to the commitment of our staff to give students practical experiences and learning opportunities that will prepare them well for the future.

“We are proud that RMIT continues its standing as a global university of technology, design and enterprise.”

“RMIT is ranked among the world’s top universities in 21 of 39 assessed subject areas featured in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject assessed 1,368 institutions. They combine feedback from academics and employers worldwide and assess academic impact, as measured by citations and the H-index.

Story: Kate Milkins 

04 March 2020


04 March 2020


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