More Uni of Adelaide research fields now in world’s top 100

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The University of Adelaide’s research continues to be recognised internationally, with 16 of its research fields now among the world’s top 100, according to the latest global rankings.


The prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has included 43 of the University of Adelaide’s research fields in its latest world rankings by subject, including many in the top 50 and top 100:

  • Mining & Mineral Engineering – 7 in the world
  • Automation & Control – 25 in the world
  • Water Resources – 31 in the world
  • Civil Engineering – 35 in the world
  • Agricultural Sciences – 42 in the world
  • Dentistry & Oral Sciences – 44 in the world
  • Computer Science & Engineering – 48 in the world
  • Instruments Science & Technology – 51-75 range
  • Earth Sciences – 51-75 range
  • Nursing – 51-75 range
  • Mechanical Engineering – 76-100 range
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering – 76-100 range
  • Energy Science & Engineering – 76-100 range
  • Veterinary Sciences – 76-100 range
  • Nanoscience & Nanotechnology – 76-100 range
  • Clinical Medicine – 76-100 range.

“The University of Adelaide’s strong reputation for quality research has been further boosted by these world rankings,” says Professor Peter Høj AC, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Adelaide.

“Represented here are many in the fields of engineering, with research outcomes that are directly linked to industry need, as well as cutting-edge research in the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence and machine learning, which will impact on the future of almost every industry and sector here in Australia and around the world. These fields are are critical to South Australia’s economy, and to future-facing jobs and industries.”

Professor Anton Middelberg, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), says: “We are very pleased by the latest rankings for the University, which represent opportunities for South Australia and our nation.

“Our strengths in research, which underpin key sectors of industry, government strategy, and the needs of community, demonstrate how the University of Adelaide research can help shape a better future.”

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