UQ Australia’s top performer in agriculture and environmental science

3 March 2020

The University of Queensland was ranked as Australia’s top university for Agriculture and Forestry, Environmental Sciences and Sports-Related subjects for the second consecutive year in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The results follow UQ’s jump across the major world university rankings over the past year.

UQ pushed up into 47th position globally in the QS World University Rankings, 54th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 66th by the Times Higher Education and 42nd in US News rankings.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said the results cemented the University as a world-leading institute and were an important validation of research efforts.

“UQ’s strong performance across all world rankings reflects a commitment to research, teaching and learning that is core to the University’s values,” Professor Høj said.

“UQ is one of only three universities in the world to be ranked in at least 43 of QS’s 48 academic subjects, demonstrating the strength of our globally-competitive programs.

“We maintained the top position in Australia in Sports-Related Subjects, Agriculture and Forestry and Environmental Sciences.”

The full QS Subject Rankings 2020 results are here.

Media: UQ Communications, communications@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 3439.

The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) is a research institute of The University of Queensland supported by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

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