UQ business and economics soar in global rankings

11 Nov 2019

This is an image of UQ's Forgan Smith buildingThe University of Queensland’s business and economics subject area has leapt 18 places in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University subject rankings to land at 55th globally.  

UQ also jumped two spots in the overall Australian ranking, securing 2nd place in the country for business and economics.

The Times Higher Education World University subject rankings measure teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income. 

Head of the School of Economics Professor Daniel Zizzo said the ranking was a testament to the School’s boundary-pushing research and innovative approach to teaching and learning.

“It’s gratifying to see UQ Economics recognised in this way on the global stage,” Professor Zizzo said.

“Our researchers partner with industry, government and non-profit organisations in Australia and internationally to address major challenges around climate change, health care and international trade, to name a few.

“Their research enriches our teaching programs, which are designed to transform the way students learn and empower them to be future leaders in economics.

“Our award-winning teachers inspire our students and help them find links between theory and real-world contexts through innovative teaching methods such as gamification and storytelling.”

Dean and Head of UQ Business School Professor Michael Bruenig said the ranking reflects the holistic approach the School takes to ensure an outstanding student experience, career support and industry-relevant research.

“It’s a testament to the work from our teaching, research and support staff to see such an impressive increase in our rank on a respected international platform,” said Professor Bruenig.

“A key focus of the Business School is to enable our researchers, students and alumni to empower change and innovation in business and the community, so it’s fantastic to see a ranking outcome that aligns with this vision.”

“We place importance on building a strong student experience with cutting-edge thought leaders, working with industry partners and offering access to lifelong learning throughout a students’ career."

The 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject: business and economics assess more than 630 universities worldwide for their performance in accounting and finance, business and management, and economics and econometrics subjects.

Three other UQ subject areas secured places in the top 100, including Law, Education and Social Sciences.

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