Faculty subjects named global leaders

Subjects taught at the Faculty have been named as world leaders by an independent world ranking.

The disciplines of accounting and finance have been named as 7th best in the world while economics and econometrics has risen ten places to 20th in the 2013 QS World University Rankings.

Commenting the Dean of the Faculty, Professor Paul Kofman stated “this is an outstanding result for our disciplines of Accounting, Finance and Economics. A top QS World University ranking recognises the high quality of our academics, programs, and students by their academic and industry peers worldwide. It provides business and economics at Melbourne with a platform to continue to attract the best and brightest academics and students.”

Overall six subjects at the University of Melbourne were placed in the top ten with education being ranked as third in the world.

Melbourne led Australia in the rankings, coming first nationally in 15 different subjects, and ranked one or two in 23 of the 30 subject areas assessed.

University of Melbourne Provost Professor Margaret Sheil said the results highlighted the university’s international standing across several key strengths.

“The result for education, where we have both leading research and an outstanding teacher training program was particularly pleasing alongside the reaffirmation of the international standing of Melbourne Law School and the outstanding quality of the University’s staff in a range of other fields,” she said.

The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings is an annual league table of the top 700 universities in the world. They have published the annual subject rankings since 2004.

For the 2013 Rankings by Subject, QS evaluated 2,858 universities and ranked 678 institutions. It analysed 68 million citations and verified the provision of 8,391 programs.

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