UQ continues to dominate in sports-related subjects

4 Mar 2021

The University of Queensland’s strong international standing in sports-related subjects has been reflected in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today.

sports practitionersUQ 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.

Executive Dean Professor Bruce Abernethy said the rankings underscore the Faculty’s commitment to health education and research.

“Our Faculty contains a world-class collective of educators and researchers who are setting the directions for health and behavioural sciences, including sport science, nutrition and exercise is medicine, nationally and internationally,” Professor Abernethy said.

“It is validating to see the Faculty excel in these latest rankings that recognise our staff’s dedication to building its strengths in research and teaching.

“In addition to the excellent staff in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences who have contributed to this amazing result , researchers and teachers working in sports-related fields in other Schools in the Faculty, such as the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the School of Psychology, to name but two, have also contributed to this impressive achievement.”

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject.

The Rankings measure a university’s performance across a number of indicators including academic reputation, teaching quality and research output.

Compiled by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the Rankings provide independent comparative analysis on the performance of 13,883 individual university programs, taken by students at 1440 universities which can be found in 85 locations across the world.

UQ performed highest in sports-related subjects for Academic Reputation (score: 90.1), Citations per Paper (score: 99.6) and H-Index (score 99.1).

The full QS 2021 results are here.