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La Trobe University ranked 17th in Australia, 394th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 16 research topics. La Trobe University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 51,624 academic publications and 1,090,930 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 59 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#394 of 14,131 In the World
#19 of 59 In Oceania
#17 of 40 In Australia
#3 of 4 In Melbourne
#10 of 1,006 For Occupational Therapy
#15 of 1,021 For Publishing
#21 of 1,031 For Sexology
#995 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#447 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 13 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

La Trobe University ranked 13th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Australia and 237th in the World with 31,000 publications made and 571,285 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Law, Sociology, Philosophy, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#13 of 39 In Australia
#15 of 54 In Oceania
#237 of 6,939 In the World

La Trobe University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 184 816
1991 206 949
1992 237 989
1993 268 1098
1994 287 1295
1995 320 1334
1996 352 1687
1997 379 1694
1998 408 2052
1999 405 2544
2000 412 2950
2001 412 3651
2002 398 4046
2003 519 5087
2004 535 5701
2005 576 6599
2006 634 7659
2007 654 8791
2008 727 10230
2009 819 11644
2010 906 12864
2011 942 15009
2012 925 16979
2013 1104 20475
2014 1104 23262
2015 1254 25609
2016 1313 26318
2017 1658 30174
2018 1546 32279
2019 1888 39982
2020 2086 50681
2021 2661 71266
2022 2192 71243

The following table provides academic rankings for La Trobe University in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Biology rankings

La Trobe University ranked 13th for Biology in Australia and 441st in the World with 27,522 publications made and 753,131 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Genetics, Paleontology, Neuroscience, Botany.

Biology ranking Location
#13 of 39 In Australia
#15 of 54 In Oceania
#441 of 6,663 In the World

La Trobe University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 178 1768
1991 166 2101
1992 205 2402
1993 234 2446
1994 283 2667
1995 288 2818
1996 324 3262
1997 353 3471
1998 333 4125
1999 362 4615
2000 368 5256
2001 335 6022
2002 345 6421
2003 407 7304
2004 428 8197
2005 446 9134
2006 518 10484
2007 510 12206
2008 537 13664
2009 573 15172
2010 631 16088
2011 780 18394
2012 737 20901
2013 927 24642
2014 970 27385
2015 1128 30484
2016 1220 33582
2017 1564 38827
2018 1566 41896
2019 1765 52073
2020 1880 66370
2021 2535 93398
2022 1976 93499

The following table provides academic rankings for La Trobe University in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Entomology 4 4 84
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 12 14 193
Zoology 12 14 196
Evolutionary Biology 10 11 206
Agricultural Science 11 14 307
Botany 12 15 322
Forestry 16 20 328
Neuroscience 11 13 329
Paleontology 16 19 346
Biophysics 9 11 355
Virology 10 11 358
Horticulture 13 16 377
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 10 12 383
Animal Science 15 19 393
Genetics 9 11 437
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 23 28 485
Biochemistry 9 11 485
Immunology 11 13 501
Molecular Biology 11 13 519
Microbiology 15 18 522
Oncology and Cancer research 13 15 583
Pharmacology 15 17 639
Biotechnology 21 25 709
Toxicology 21 26 727
Nutrition and Food Science 24 28 744
Astrobiology 22 28 837
Nanotechnology 23 28 1340

Medicine rankings

La Trobe University ranked 11th for Medicine in Australia and 348th in the World with 26,231 publications made and 653,384 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Psychiatry, Nursing, Public Health, Physical Therapy.

Medicine ranking Location
#11 of 39 In Australia
#13 of 53 In Oceania
#348 of 6,552 In the World

La Trobe University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 119 909
1991 108 1106
1992 117 1111
1993 152 1288
1994 174 1492
1995 209 1569
1996 235 1868
1997 256 1997
1998 285 2446
1999 260 2824
2000 290 3273
2001 299 3913
2002 306 4324
2003 355 5258
2004 396 5855
2005 432 6848
2006 449 8202
2007 500 9639
2008 478 10909
2009 565 12328
2010 633 13647
2011 747 15601
2012 720 18037
2013 870 21467
2014 971 24367
2015 1134 27426
2016 1243 30000
2017 1590 35665
2018 1626 38475
2019 1799 47809
2020 2045 62505
2021 2789 87724
2022 2261 90184

The following table provides academic rankings for La Trobe University in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Occupational Therapy 3 3 10
Social Work 2 3 36
Sports Medicine 5 5 43
Physical Therapy 7 7 64
Forensic Science 11 12 106
Nursing 9 10 111
Healthcare Management (MHA) 14 15 128
Sports / Exercise science 14 17 132
Health Science 14 16 153
Gerontology 12 14 167
Clinical Psychology 13 15 169
Audiology 8 10 186
Family medicine 9 11 189
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 12 14 193
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 15 17 201
Public Health 12 14 204
Psychiatry 13 15 259
Optometry 13 15 286
Pediatrics 10 12 312
Anatomy and Physiology 9 11 331
Orthodontics 9 11 331
Virology 10 11 358
Pathology 14 16 375
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 8 10 378
Epidemiology 19 22 408
Respiratory Therapy 15 19 413
Surgery 11 13 432
Critical Care Nursing 18 20 433
Medical Physics 18 20 485
Sonography and Ultrasound 9 11 491
Immunology 11 13 501
Dentistry 13 15 510
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 13 15 526
Veterinary 17 20 556
Ophthalmology 15 17 561
Pharmacy 10 13 563
Oncology and Cancer research 13 15 583
Anesthesiology 16 19 608
Radiation Therapy 13 15 616
Pharmacology 15 17 639
Urology 15 17 697
Neurosurgery 13 15 720
Toxicology 21 26 727
Cardiology 22 24 777
Cosmetology 19 20 820
Biomedical Engineering 22 26 875
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 20 23 953
Dermatology 24 27 1065

Environmental Science rankings

La Trobe University ranked 19th for Environmental Science in Australia and 389th in the World with 20,774 publications made and 437,515 citations received. Main research topics: Geography and Cartography, Geology, Ecology, Paleontology, Agricultural Science.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#19 of 39 In Australia
#23 of 53 In Oceania
#389 of 6,683 In the World

La Trobe University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 151 1095
1991 161 1281
1992 170 1522
1993 205 1456
1994 214 1615
1995 254 1716
1996 268 1893
1997 285 2059
1998 265 2516
1999 312 2844
2000 273 3385
2001 280 3885
2002 292 4101
2003 308 4787
2004 369 5387
2005 387 5957
2006 456 6949
2007 419 7859
2008 475 8886
2009 545 9694
2010 550 10570
2011 643 12191
2012 599 13493
2013 709 16017
2014 708 17952
2015 844 19778
2016 881 20746
2017 1042 23030
2018 1011 24844
2019 1162 31035
2020 1335 38894
2021 1728 55082
2022 1399 53638

The following table provides academic rankings for La Trobe University in various areas of Environmental Science.

Environmental Science subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Mining Engineering 16 18 197
Petrology and Geochemistry 16 21 286
Agricultural Science 11 14 307
Forestry 16 20 328
Paleontology 16 19 346
Ecology 19 23 352
Geography and Cartography 19 22 381
Urban and Regional planning 22 28 388
Geology 18 22 431
Earth science and Geophysics 17 23 476
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 23 28 485
Hydrology and Water resources management 26 29 509
Environmental Management 23 27 538
Oceanography 24 30 597
Environmental Engineering 23 27 622
Environmental Chemistry 19 24 747
Geotechnical Engineering 29 36 796
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 25 31 945

Computer Science rankings

La Trobe University ranked 17th for Computer Science in Australia and 416th in the World with 19,431 publications made and 430,922 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Computer Networking, Cyber Security.

Computer Science ranking Location
#17 of 39 In Australia
#19 of 52 In Oceania
#416 of 6,597 In the World

La Trobe University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 96 605
1991 115 737
1992 131 865
1993 172 971
1994 173 1169
1995 215 1194
1996 224 1394
1997 246 1528
1998 236 1725
1999 213 1889
2000 271 2190
2001 225 2565
2002 249 2883
2003 315 3437
2004 312 3885
2005 375 4836
2006 405 5489
2007 406 6287
2008 435 7373
2009 482 8491
2010 509 9004
2011 595 10244
2012 557 11999
2013 701 14465
2014 694 16868
2015 800 18641
2016 819 19734
2017 1103 22810
2018 1093 24453
2019 1224 30978
2020 1358 39322
2021 1779 56549
2022 1364 56632

The following table provides academic rankings for La Trobe University in various areas of Computer Science.

Computer Science subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Management Information Systems 18 21 268
Data Science 15 18 277
Library and Information science 12 14 290
Neuroscience 11 13 329
Cyber Security 17 18 353
Cognitive Science 15 18 355
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 10 12 383
Computational Linguistics 14 16 397
Database Administration 15 18 400
Machine Learning 18 21 437
Web Design and Development 19 23 470
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 18 21 487
Computer Networking 20 22 493
Blockchain and Cryptography 17 18 497
Multimedia 27 33 520
Information Technology 28 35 524
Software Engineering 22 29 562
Animation 17 20 573
Human-Computer Interaction 21 28 604
Telecommunications 20 22 626
Game Design and Development 27 33 645
Computer Engineering 19 22 651
Computer Vision 20 22 667
UX/UI Desgin 27 34 864
Robotics 22 28 869
Computer Graphics 21 27 920

Psychology rankings

La Trobe University ranked 13th for Psychology in Australia and 242nd in the World with 18,053 publications made and 417,640 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#13 of 39 In Australia
#15 of 52 In Oceania
#242 of 6,353 In the World

La Trobe University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 73 499
1991 78 600
1992 87 640
1993 109 798
1994 120 850
1995 158 1002
1996 155 1119
1997 175 1236
1998 181 1478
1999 179 1693
2000 220 1954
2001 203 2330
2002 204 2579
2003 261 3220
2004 264 3490
2005 303 4351
2006 340 5147
2007 353 5941
2008 357 6911
2009 453 8086
2010 464 8694
2011 536 9996
2012 518 11755
2013 646 14311
2014 673 16358
2015 803 17995
2016 863 18754
2017 1042 22093
2018 1058 23699
2019 1195 29042
2020 1377 37584
2021 1858 52778
2022 1537 54299

The following table provides academic rankings for La Trobe University in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Occupational Therapy 3 3 10
Sexology 1 1 21
Social Work 2 3 36
Special Education 7 7 63
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 9 10 97
Child Psychology 10 11 139
Education Majors 16 18 159
Clinical Psychology 13 15 169
Social Psychology 12 14 195
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 15 17 210
Psychiatry 13 15 259
Neuroscience 11 13 329
Cognitive Science 15 18 355

Chemistry rankings

La Trobe University ranked 18th for Chemistry in Australia and 585th in the World with 17,032 publications made and 501,674 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Physical chemistry, Chemical Engineering.

Chemistry ranking Location
#18 of 39 In Australia
#21 of 52 In Oceania
#585 of 6,327 In the World

La Trobe University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 145 1498
1991 134 1755
1992 163 2140
1993 183 2103
1994 225 2317
1995 214 2328
1996 252 2701
1997 274 2902
1998 235 3394
1999 224 3650
2000 223 4064
2001 222 4605
2002 203 4644
2003 233 5240
2004 244 5699
2005 270 6064
2006 309 7113
2007 296 8097
2008 293 8772
2009 301 9511
2010 344 9953
2011 438 11573
2012 402 12848
2013 555 14719
2014 556 16350
2015 634 18462
2016 733 21018
2017 923 24181
2018 935 26263
2019 1035 32923
2020 1089 42374
2021 1466 59425
2022 1073 60524

The following table provides academic rankings for La Trobe University in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Petrology and Geochemistry 16 21 286
Biochemistry 9 11 485
Pharmacy 10 13 563
Computational Chemistry 15 16 581
Biochemical Engineering 21 24 601
Inorganic Chemistry 16 18 661
Nutrition and Food Science 24 28 744
Environmental Chemistry 19 24 747
Organic Chemistry 21 25 780
Physical chemistry 22 26 903
Materials Science 21 26 959
Chemical Engineering 24 30 1216
Nanotechnology 23 28 1340
Radiochemistry 21 26 1393

Engineering rankings

La Trobe University ranked 21st for Engineering in Australia and 660th in the World with 15,815 publications made and 342,664 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Computer Networking.

Engineering ranking Location
#21 of 39 In Australia
#25 of 52 In Oceania
#660 of 6,555 In the World

La Trobe University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 132 920
1991 114 972
1992 143 1205
1993 173 1267
1994 192 1359
1995 221 1433
1996 238 1639
1997 258 1780
1998 240 1950
1999 208 2230
2000 236 2392
2001 200 2794
2002 208 2879
2003 261 3279
2004 263 3578
2005 312 4187
2006 346 4838
2007 323 5544
2008 351 6337
2009 410 6966
2010 439 7611
2011 484 8837
2012 489 9871
2013 547 11734
2014 529 13579
2015 614 14427
2016 621 15413
2017 768 17327
2018 797 18748
2019 912 22944
2020 1004 30027
2021 1222 42329
2022 967 41855

The following table provides academic rankings for La Trobe University in various areas of Engineering.

Physics rankings

La Trobe University ranked 21st for Physics in Australia and 661st in the World with 14,580 publications made and 315,556 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Acoustical Engineering.

Physics ranking Location
#21 of 39 In Australia
#25 of 52 In Oceania
#661 of 6,484 In the World

La Trobe University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 125 1016
1991 118 1052
1992 150 1263
1993 179 1351
1994 199 1430
1995 216 1543
1996 238 1828
1997 251 1950
1998 213 2162
1999 200 2333
2000 240 2532
2001 213 2851
2002 194 3105
2003 246 3462
2004 255 3664
2005 249 4255
2006 300 4787
2007 307 5375
2008 322 6288
2009 368 6784
2010 394 7353
2011 459 8377
2012 432 9245
2013 477 10989
2014 443 12107
2015 525 12948
2016 545 13620
2017 694 15714
2018 694 16887
2019 781 20150
2020 863 26252
2021 1022 36360
2022 860 35322

The following table provides academic rankings for La Trobe University in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Biophysics 9 11 355
Acoustical Engineering 17 20 458
Medical Physics 18 20 485
Theoretical Physics 11 13 509
Astrophysics and Astronomy 17 21 538
Quantum and Particle physics 20 23 738
Nuclear Physics 18 21 747
Optical Engineering 22 26 784
Astrobiology 22 28 837
Atomic and Molecular physics 21 27 886
Materials Science 21 26 959
Applied/Engineering Physics 24 30 1193
Condensed Matter Physics 20 25 1226
Nanotechnology 23 28 1340

Mathematics rankings

La Trobe University ranked 17th for Mathematics in Australia and 341st in the World with 11,121 publications made and 238,077 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography.

Mathematics ranking Location
#17 of 39 In Australia
#19 of 52 In Oceania
#341 of 6,132 In the World

La Trobe University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 54 254
1991 59 312
1992 84 324
1993 84 345
1994 90 470
1995 121 445
1996 126 639
1997 132 625
1998 137 725
1999 118 843
2000 138 977
2001 124 1124
2002 118 1262
2003 140 1575
2004 180 1755
2005 178 2237
2006 219 2496
2007 219 3004
2008 252 3313
2009 273 4057
2010 270 4379
2011 315 5113
2012 350 6071
2013 371 7170
2014 389 8435
2015 450 9471
2016 490 9727
2017 666 11250
2018 646 12094
2019 700 15096
2020 769 19077
2021 1100 29040
2022 880 29759

The following table provides academic rankings for La Trobe University in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Math Teachers 14 15 158
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 9 10 196
Actuarial Science 16 18 347
Statistics 16 18 367
Applied Mathematics 12 13 421
Blockchain and Cryptography 17 18 497
Operations Research 19 21 585

Business rankings

La Trobe University ranked 19th for Business in Australia and 283rd in the World with 10,256 publications made and 182,490 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Accounting.

Business ranking Location
#19 of 39 In Australia
#21 of 52 In Oceania
#283 of 6,002 In the World

La Trobe University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 58 195
1991 43 189
1992 49 197
1993 64 265
1994 64 286
1995 71 317
1996 79 361
1997 105 373
1998 95 416
1999 89 490
2000 137 655
2001 126 836
2002 131 957
2003 153 1162
2004 207 1419
2005 194 1678
2006 224 1983
2007 245 2321
2008 290 2857
2009 311 3373
2010 307 3837
2011 355 4514
2012 346 5353
2013 387 6161
2014 379 7509
2015 455 7942
2016 423 7570
2017 568 8919
2018 539 9491
2019 651 11514
2020 749 14945
2021 929 22173
2022 777 21800

The following table provides academic rankings for La Trobe University in various areas of Business.

Business subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Hospitality and Hotel Management 12 16 61
Entrepreneurship 3 3 71
Human Resource Management 14 15 131
Occupational Safety and Health 13 15 134
Entertainment Industry Business 15 16 145
Advertising 15 17 184
Public Policy / Administration 14 16 199
Accounting 19 22 202
Marketing 18 20 251
Management Information Systems 18 21 268
Risk Management 18 20 287
International Trade 14 16 290
International Business 16 18 304
Finance 17 19 336
Investment Banking and Stock trading 18 22 338
Actuarial Science 16 18 347
Project Management 22 25 351
Management 20 21 358
Tax Law 20 25 443
Engineering Management 24 28 490
Operations Research 19 21 585
Real Estate 25 31 771
Supply Chain Management 24 30 839

Economics rankings

La Trobe University ranked 14th for Economics in Australia and 198th in the World with 9,496 publications made and 155,544 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, International Trade.

Economics ranking Location
#14 of 39 In Australia
#15 of 52 In Oceania
#198 of 5,789 In the World

La Trobe University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 40 200
1991 59 227
1992 70 221
1993 85 245
1994 68 299
1995 89 278
1996 92 363
1997 118 380
1998 109 498
1999 102 570
2000 125 685
2001 104 816
2002 107 913
2003 133 1120
2004 164 1266
2005 175 1481
2006 178 1673
2007 183 2060
2008 212 2452
2009 269 2867
2010 286 3077
2011 311 3701
2012 319 4435
2013 357 5243
2014 333 6116
2015 414 6662
2016 399 6737
2017 519 7749
2018 488 8163
2019 550 9757
2020 710 13210
2021 852 20022
2022 756 20293

The following table provides academic rankings for La Trobe University in various areas of Economics.

Economics subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Development Studies 15 16 162
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 9 10 196
Political Economy 11 12 203
International Relations and Diplomacy 14 18 242
International Trade 14 16 290
International Economics 12 13 328
Agricultural Economics 17 22 334
Finance 17 19 336
Investment Banking and Stock trading 18 22 338
Actuarial Science 16 18 347
Environmental Economics 24 29 552

Art & Design rankings

La Trobe University ranked 16th for Art & Design in Australia and 201st in the World with 5,981 publications made and 79,536 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Fashion Design, Aesthetics, Art History, Creative Writing.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

Art & Design ranking Location
#16 of 39 In Australia
#17 of 51 In Oceania
#201 of 5,426 In the World

La Trobe University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 48 162
1991 44 150
1992 47 187
1993 50 254
1994 61 211
1995 73 303
1996 86 341
1997 62 383
1998 88 371
1999 88 475
2000 97 517
2001 94 569
2002 87 688
2003 105 773
2004 104 861
2005 116 1055
2006 134 1196
2007 133 1394
2008 165 1576
2009 174 1886
2010 207 2091
2011 204 2457
2012 193 2700
2013 206 3337
2014 231 3787
2015 250 3940
2016 244 3990
2017 297 4220
2018 268 4800
2019 311 5681
2020 381 7167
2021 443 10092
2022 365 9325

The following table provides academic rankings for La Trobe University in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Singing and Vocal Performance 5 5 61
Creative Writing 10 12 113
Literature 8 9 121
Entertainment Industry Business 15 16 145
Cinematography 17 18 164
Art History 10 11 167
Aesthetics 11 13 174
Music 12 13 229
Performing arts 18 19 264
Fashion Design 19 21 335
Painting and Drawing 16 17 399
Sculpture 16 17 399
Illustration and Concept Art 17 19 419
Architecture 20 22 492
Landscape Architecture 23 27 513
Multimedia 27 33 520
Interior Design 25 30 544
Graphic Design 22 28 569
Animation 17 20 573
Game Design and Development 27 33 645
Photography 25 32 676
UX/UI Desgin 27 34 864
Computer Graphics 21 27 920