Melbourne school of design

Australian universities among 2019 world’s top architecture schools

Mar 4, 2019
  • Article by Online Editor

Four Australian universities have been ranked among the world’s top 25 schools for architecture according to the latest QS World University Rankings.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world’s top universities in individual subject areas, covering 48 subjects.

QS says the rankings “aim to help prospective students identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field in response to high demand for subject-level comparisons”.

This year, The University of Sydney (15th), The University of Melbourne (17th), RMIT (22nd) and the University of NSW (joint 25th) all made the top 25.

A number of other Aussie universities also made the list, including Curtin University, Monash University, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland, which ranked between 51 and 100.

The University of Newcastle, UTS, Griffith University, the University of Adelaide and the University of Western Australia placed between 101 and 150.

According to the Qs website the rankings are compiled using four sources. “The first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject. The second two indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per paper and h-index in the relevant subject.”

Topping the list was University College London, beating Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which has held the top spot for a number of years.

Pictured: Melbourne School of Design University of Melbourne by NADAAA + John Wardle Architects

Cila chair by Arper

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