ANU reaffirms global position in QS subject rankings

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At ANU we continue to measure ourselves against the best in the world.

The Australian National University (ANU) has reaffirmed its position as a leading global university with the latest rankings listing four subjects in the world's top 10, and 13 subjects listed in the top 20 in the world.

The 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject ranked ANU Anthropology at seventh in the world, followed by Politics at eight, and Development Studies and Earth Sciences both at nine.

In the broad subject areas, Social Sciences and Management at ANU ranked 14, while Arts and Humanities ranked at 16.

Making the top 20 were Law, History and Geography, each ranked 12 in the world, Sociology (13), Archaeology and Anatomy (14), Social Policy (17), Agriculture (19) and Philosophy (20).

In the broad subject areas, Social Sciences and Management at ANU ranked 14, while Arts and Humanities ranked at 16.

Overall, the QS rankings found ANU improved in 22 subject areas compared to 2017.

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt said the results underlined the global expertise of ANU researchers and the hard work of academics and students.

"At ANU we continue to measure ourselves against the best in the world," Professor Schmidt said.

"Our staff and students at ANU are committed to global excellence, and our researchers work every day to help solve some of the biggest problems facing our country, our region and the world."

The QS World University Rankings analysed 1,130 institutions and 48 subject areas in 151 countries.

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team