Today the annual QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings by Subject were released for 2022. Universities are given a global overall rank and subject rankings (which name the world’s top universities against 51 different subjects and five faculty areas). The QS rankings compare universities on things such as teaching quality, research quality, and student employability.
For the University of Canterbury, two subjects (Linguistics and Civil Engineering) have stayed in the top 100 global ranking, with Linguistics moving further up the ladder to 78 (from 92), while Civil Engineering has maintained a place in the top 100 of the QS subject rankings.
Tumu Tuarua Rangahau | Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Professor Ian Wright, says that it is encouraging to see the two subjects at the University continue to place in the top 100 compared to other universities around the globe.
“It is pleasing to see linguistics continue to be recognised in the global QS subject rankings, particularly after seeing speech and language coming through in last year’s Marsden funding round, which provided more opportunity for our researchers and PhD students to further excel in this field,” he says.
“It is also pleasing to see Civil Engineering continue to be placed in the top 100. I have observed many researchers at the University of Canterbury exploring their fields of expertise with integrity and vigour, sharing their discoveries to create better outcomes for everyone, and I believe their efforts deserve to be further recognised across broader subjects in years to come.”
At UC we strive to deliver creative and innovative research for the benefit of local and global communities. Linguistics shapes how language is a part of everything we do, and researchers are empowered at the University to better understand how communication shape’s identity, relationships, and way of life.