Linguistics and Civil & Structural Engineering rank top 100

Today the annual QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings by Subject were released.

Linguistics and Civil and Structural Engineering have received a ranking in the top 100 – Linguistics regaining this ranking for the first time since 2013. Nine other subjects have also ranked in the world’s top 200 including: Earth and Marine Sciences, Geography, Philosophy, Environmental Sciences, Education, Law, Sociology, and Politics and International Studies.

For the first time Politics and International Studies has achieved a subject ranking and it is positive to see it ranked in the top 200 globally.

Five subjects increased their ranking outside the top 200 since 2019 including; Chemistry, Accounting and Finance, Economics and Econometrics, Biological Sciences, and Modern Languages.

Subject rankings are important to UC to attract students into subject areas and also as a measure of our international research reputation. The compounding benefit being students attracted to UC for high ranking subjects often enrol in other subject areas too.

UC’s Strategic Vision 2020 to 2030 has set an objective for UC to increase its research profile and the impact of its research both regionally and globally.

UC aspires to be ranked at least in the top 200 for QS global rankings by 2025. There are a number of initiatives being developed to raise the national and international profile of research and rankings at UC including; forming strategic international partnerships and collaborations with international universities, developing new research clusters and raising the international profile of UC’s existing research centres and institutes, and providing greater support to host international academic conferences in Christchurch.

UC will be hosting a lunchtime workshop on 10 March with Tourism New Zealand on bidding and convening international conferences. For more information on this workshop and please email communications@canterbury.ac.nz.

About QS subject rankings

The QS World University Rankings by Subject cover 48 disciplines, grouped into five broad subject areas. The rankings are compiled annually to help prospective students identify leading universities in subject areas. Research publication citations, and major global surveys of employers and academics are the major factors used to rank universities.