UTS tops Australia in technology in ARWU subject rankings
The emphasis is on technology for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.
In the fields of Computer Science and Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering UTS has jumped to the top 20 in the world in the ARWU subject rankings (from the top 50 last year), and is number one in Australia for both subjects.
UTS’s world ranking for Computer Science and Engineering is 13, placing it in the midst of prestigious US universities, Cornell below and Princeton at number 12.
In Telecommunication Engineering UTS has been ranked at 19, with Chinese universities, Beihang University and South China University of Technology, in 20th and 18th places respectively.
Of the 38 UTS subjects ranked, 13 made it into the top 100 in the world. Ten of these were in engineering and information technology fields. See the full list under the ARWU tab on the UTS Rankings and ratings page.
Outside engineering and IT, Nursing was ranked ninth in the world, Statistics in the 51-75 band and Hospitality and Tourism Management in the 76-100 band.
UTS Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Parfitt, said the results were a great outcome for the university and the country.
“UTS’s strong performance demonstrates that a focused technology university can deliver substantial outcomes in research, and this environment contributes to genuine leadership in education for fields critical to Australia’s future.”
Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Professor Ian Burnett, said the growth in both the number of highly-cited researchers and the volume of quality research publications in which they appeared, was rewarding to observe.
“These excellent rankings vindicate UTS’s strategy to build focused performance in computer science, telecommunications and broader engineering. It is clear that UTS is establishing itself as an internationally recognised leader in areas such as data science and AI, driving both fundamental research and applications with real impact.”