World rankings: vet science is a new jewel in the crown

Thursday, 28 February 2019

vetscienceQS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 for the University of Adelaide underline its position as a world-class research and teaching institution.

Veterinary science, taught at the University’s Roseworthy campus, is a stand-out result in a suite of impressive results, joining the top 50 for the first time.

“The University of Adelaide is ranked 43rd in the world for veterinary science and 4th in Australia,” says Professor Wayne Hein, Head of the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Dean of Roseworthy campus.

“This is a fabulous achievement for an 11-year-old veterinary school, and I congratulate and thank all the staff for the hard work, dedication and professionalism shown over that short journey.”

In 2008 the University of Adelaide’s School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences admitted its first cohort of undergraduates to the Roseworthy campus.

“After just 11 years this result confirms that our research and teaching at the University’s School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is among the best in the world,” says Professor Hein.

The QS rankings demonstrate strengths in other subject areas delivered by the University.

• Mineral and mining engineering: 26th in the world;
• Dentistry: 31st in the world;
• Nursing: 42nd in the world;
• In the 51-100 band: medicine, law, engineering - chemical, engineering - civil and structural, agriculture and forestry, anatomy and physiology, earth and marine sciences, environmental sciences, geography, accounting and finance, anthropology, philosophy;
• In the 101-150 band: architecture, English language and literature, computer sciences and information systems, electrical and electronic engineering, biological sciences, psychology, mathematics, physics and astronomy, economics and econometrics, education;
• In the 151-200 band: business and management, communications and media studies; chemistry, materials sciences, mechanical engineering, politics and international studies, sociology, history.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are calculated according to a function of the University’s academic and employer reputation, citations, and an index of research productivity and impact.

Above: Students from the University of Adelaide's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.


Contact Details

Professor Wayne Hein
Head of the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Dean of Roseworthy campus
The University of Adelaide
Mobile: +61 (0) 408 917486

Crispin Savage
Media and Communications Officer
University of Adelaide
Business: +61 (0)481 912 465