Melbourne leads Australia in subject rankings

QSRankings The University of Melbourne has 40 subject areas ranked in the top 50 in the world, more than any other Australian university, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Melbourne also received a top five global ranking for education, moving up two spots on its 2016 ranking.

The seventh edition of QS' (Quacquarelli Symonds) analysis of subject-specific performance lists the world’s best universities in 46 different subject areas.

"As a University community, we are delighted with this recognition for our academics, a recognition that does much to highlight not just their hard work across multiple specialist fields but the quality of their research and teaching output as well," Professor Glyn Davis, Vice-Chancellor, said.

"This is not just about the institution but the work of a fine academy, and we congratulate them today for their contribution to this result."

Professor Field Rickards, Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, welcomed the high ranking for education.

"Our consistent placement among the top ten in the world confirms the impact and excellence of our dedicated and talented staff, as well as the quality of our graduates."