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Rankings and reputation in the news

UQ was ranked as Australia’s top university for sports-related subjects for the third consecutive year, and rose from third to second in the world.


Update 2, 2021 - Key metrics, achievements and initiatives

Rankings and Reputation highlights

2021 QS World Rankings by Subject Area

  • Sport-related subjects (2nd in the world, up from 3rd in 2020)
  • Nursing (38th in the world, down from 36th in 2020)
  • Psychology (26th in the world cf 23rd in 2020)
  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology (31st in the world, equal to 2020)

2021 Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

  • Nursing (5th in the world cf 4th in 2020)
  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology (38th in the world cf 26th in 2020)

2021 National Taiwan University (NTU) rankings

  • Pharmacy & Toxicology (15th in the world cf 18th in 2020)
  • Psychology (30th in the world, up from 31st in 2020)
  • Environmental Science (4th in the world, equal to 2020)

2021 Times Higher Education Impact Ranking's Good Health and Well Being domain

  • (19th in the world cf 34th in 2020).