Global rankings reflect excellence in law

4 March 2020

The University of Queensland’s Law subject area has jumped ahead by four places in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject, improving its position to 39th in the world. 

The rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. Published annually since 2011, they highlight the world’s leading institutions in individual subject areas.

QS assessed 48 subject areas in 2020, with 21 UQ subject areas featuring in the top 50.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said the results cemented the University as a world-leading institute and were an important validation of research efforts.

“UQ’s strong performance across all world rankings reflects a commitment to research, teaching and learning that is core to the University’s values,” Professor Høj said.

“UQ is one of only three universities in the world to be ranked in at least 43 of QS’s 48 academic subjects, demonstrating the strength of our globally-competitive programs.”

According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject citations per paper metric, UQ's School of Law has also been Australia's most-cited law school for four consecutive years, from 2017 to 2020. 

Read more about UQ’s rankings across all subject areas.

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