University of Queensland Tops QS Subject Rankings


The University of Queensland (UQ) has been ranked in the global top 20 in five academic subject areas in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject, reflecting UQ’s research and teaching capabilities. The 2023 ranking spanned 15,700 different academic programmes from 1,594 global institutions.


The University was ranked among the world’s best in 50 of the 54 subjects assessed, the highest number for an Australian university.

UQ also maintained its position as first in Australia and second in the world for sports-related courses, underscoring the University’s role in helping Queensland to prepare for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Furthermore, UQ was ranked:

Number 1 within Australia across Agriculture and Forestry, and Environmental Sciences.

Number 2 nationally for Chemical Engineering, Biological Sciences and Hospitality and Leisure Management.

In the global top 50 for 20 subjects including:


Sports-related subjects (2nd), Mineral and Mining Engineering (5th), Agriculture and Forestry (19th), Petroleum Engineering (20th), Environmental Sciences (20th), Pharmacy and Pharmacology (23rd), Hospitality and Leisure Management (27th), Psychology (30th), Nursing (33rd), Anatomy and Physiology (34th), Education and Training (40th), Veterinary Sciences (44th), Civil and Structural Engineering (45th), Sociology (46th), Development Studies (47th), Chemical Engineering (50th).


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