UQ remains as number one in Australia for sports-related subjects

28 Mar 2023

The University of Queensland has been ranked in the global top 50 for Sports-related subjects, Psychology, Nursing and Pharmacy and Pharmacology in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject.

UQ 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.

UQ rose from #37 to #33 in Nursing, #32 to #30 in Psychology and #30 to #23 in Pharmacy and Pharmacology.

UQ's Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Executive Dean Professor Bruce Abernethy said the rankings highlight the Faculty’s research and teaching capabilities.

“Retaining number one in Australia and two in the world for sport-related subjects reflects our world-class collective of educators and researchers in these areas,” Professor Abernethy said.

“I congratulate the excellent work of staff from across various schools and centres within the faculty who contributed to these impressive results across these different subject areas.”

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

The subject areas in which rankings are conducted are not fully comprehensive and do not, for example, include rankings in many areas of allied health where the faculty also has world-class strengths.

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

The 2023 ranking spanned 15,700 different academic programmes from 1,594 global institutions.

The full QS 2023 results are here.