Top 100 rankings reconfirm University’s research quality

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Amongst the world’s more than 10,000 universities, the University of Adelaide’s research continues to be recognised internationally, with 15 of its research fields among the world’s top 100, according to the latest global rankings.

The prestigious ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022 has included 41 of the University of Adelaide’s research fields in its latest rankings by subject, including many in the top 50 and top 100:

  • Mining and Mineral Engineering – 11 in the world
  • Automation and Control – 32 in the world
  • Dentistry and Oral Sciences – 32  in the world
  • Water Resources – 33 in the world
  • Civil Engineering – 36 in the world
  • Agricultural Sciences – 45 in the world
  • Computer Science and Engineering – 50 in the world
  • Veterinary Sciences – 61 in the world
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering – 84 in the world
  • Energy Science and Engineering – 84 in the world
  • Earth Sciences – 85 in the world
  • Clinical Medicine – 86 in the world
  • Public Health – 90 in the world
  • Nursing – 91 in the world
  • Mechanical Engineering – 92 in the world

“These latest results underline the University of Adelaide’s strong reputation for quality research and reconfirm that we are a community of experts who strive to find solutions to some of society’s greatest challenges,” says Professor Peter Høj AC, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Adelaide.

“High rankings in areas that are critical to society reflect our focus on research that is carried out with business and government partners in key areas like improving people’s health and wellbeing, helping to keep Australia safe in an uncertain world and finding more sustainable ways to use the world’s resources.”

The latest ShanghaiRanking results reflect the University of Adelaide’s position as one of the world’s top universities and its consistently high placings in all of the globally recognised rankings for the tertiary education sector.

Professor Laura Parry, Acting 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.”

“University of Adelaide research can help shape a better future for all of us as well as supporting key priorities for industry, government and the global community.”

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