University of Melbourne ranked in top 20 worldwide for Arts disciplines in QS rankings 2011
25 Jul 2011
The University of Melbourne has been named among the world’s leading universities for Arts and Humanities in QS’ latest World University Rankings by Subject. ‘QS’ stands for ‘Quaquarelli Symonds’ a study abroad and education specialist company well known for publishing yearly the annual rankings of universities using a set criteria. The QS World University rankings rank universities on their overall performance according to five criteria.
The University was the Australian leader in English, ranked 14th in the world. It was also 14th in History, 16th in Modern Languages, 15th in Philosophy and equal 11th in Linguistics (with the University of Toronto). It ranked 22nd in Geography and Area Studies, which is taught at the University by the Melbourne School of Land and Environment. Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts Professor Deirdre Coleman said it was always a pleasure to have academic staff in the faculty recognised for consistently producing world-class research. “The most recent world rankings from QS place the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne in the top 20 for subjects in Arts and Humanities,” she said. “In English Language and Literature, Linguistics, History, Philosophy and Modern Languages, University of Melbourne sits alongside the world’s best Universities in Asia, Europe and North America, including such internationally renowned institutions as Yale, Princeton, and Peking University.” Professor Rick Roush, Dean of the Melbourne School of Land and Environment, said he was delighted at the acknowledgement provided by this high ranking for Geography and Area Studies. For further information please go to the QS Top Universities website.