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RMIT University ranked 9th in Australia and 243rd in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 47 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for RMIT University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 82,319 publications and 1,723,943 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 63 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#243 of 14,160In the World
#10 of 59In Oceania
#9 of 40In Australia
#2 of 4In Melbourne
#14 of 1,123For Nursing
#26 of 1,007For Occupational Therapy
#31 of 1,006For Sports / Exercise science
#700 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#274 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top100For 44 other topics

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Medicine

RMIT University ranked 8th for Medicine in Australia and 206th in the World with 33,398 publications made and 711,596 citations received. Main research topics: Physical Therapy, Health Science, Nursing, Public Health, Healthcare Management (MHA).

RankRanking
#8 of 39In Australia
#10 of 50In Oceania
#206 of 4,839In the World

RMIT University
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19904863
19916135
19926562
19939459
1994103109
1995112130
1996145199
1997163275
1998214303
1999259565
2000311925
2001348889
20023741047
20034641538
20044621345
20055231591
20066022045
20076902475
20087762523
20098913140
20109593259
201111013298
201213815067
201316335419
201418856893
201523248205
201624708345
201725919477
201825259066
201930767657
2020407915073

Engineering

RMIT University ranked 7th for Engineering in Australia and 237th in the World with 15,598 publications made and 342,314 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Automation and Control engineering, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Optical Engineering.

RankRanking
#7 of 38In Australia
#8 of 49In Oceania
#237 of 4,716In the World

RMIT University
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902315
19912717
1992429
19934714
19944335
199570239
19968067
199766104
1998100154
199998127
2000101190
2001128278
2002169385
2003216315
2004233504
2005305576
2006335620
2007329692
2008363713
20094211269
20105251318
20115901364
20126993707
20138152721
20149203573
201511644803
201612025622
201713316493
201812287051
201914286769
202015136779

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

RMIT University ranked 12th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Australia and 160th in the World with 14,607 publications made and 290,095 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Communications and Public Relations, Sports / Exercise science.

RankRanking
#12 of 39In Australia
#14 of 52In Oceania
#160 of 5,152In the World

RMIT University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902015
1991157
19922611
19932210
19943264
19954338
19964938
199761116
19986292
199975148
200097381
2001133426
2002151812
2003161672
2004166650
2005199713
2006228744
2007265874
2008343993
20094031059
20104411082
20115211229
20126151893
20138322018
20148802692
20159903336
201611293272
201712534571
201812235084
201914483334
202017406138

Biology

RMIT University ranked 10th for Biology in Australia and 368th in the World with 13,055 publications made and 396,196 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology.

RankRanking
#10 of 39In Australia
#13 of 51In Oceania
#368 of 4,578In the World

RMIT University
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19904619
19914222
19924232
19937574
19946467
199574106
199680172
1997102132
1998112226
1999151430
2000153469
2001187509
2002199607
2003240684
2004236684
20052721157
20063211287
20073431520
20083741439
20094271765
20104241607
20114461684
20125803819
20136812840
20147143345
20159383938
20169374952
20179524333
20187843610
20199624505
202011904269

Chemistry

RMIT University ranked 10th for Chemistry in Australia and 333rd in the World with 11,462 publications made and 304,551 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Nutrition and Food Science.

RankRanking
#10 of 38In Australia
#11 of 50In Oceania
#333 of 4,409In the World

RMIT University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19904226
19913625
19924623
19936163
19947369
199578243
19968595
199781143
1998106181
1999108212
2000109316
2001135312
2002143385
2003181483
2004194438
2005196447
2006239548
2007219855
2008248807
2009300901
20103471105
20113641294
20124593223
20135412320
20145952569
20157473662
20168114159
20179054985
20188555288
201910335463
202011665183

Physics

RMIT University ranked 9th for Physics in Australia and 320th in the World with 9,455 publications made and 222,799 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Optical Engineering, Biophysics, Acoustical Engineering.

RankRanking
#9 of 37In Australia
#9 of 46In Oceania
#320 of 4,160In the World

RMIT University
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990218
19912426
1992296
19933728
19944937
199554196
19965452
19974578
199870110
199969115
200069129
200186132
2002112198
2003121193
2004162280
2005169291
2006200374
2007181495
2008189460
2009237760
2010279767
2011302924
20123882765
20134361646
20145051993
20156182962
20166803307
20177674310
20188105239
20199344785
202010445049

Psychology

RMIT University ranked 13th for Psychology in Australia and 182nd in the World with 9,296 publications made and 218,996 citations received. Main research topics: Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Psychology, Child Psychology.

RankRanking
#13 of 39In Australia
#15 of 49In Oceania
#182 of 3,753In the World

RMIT University
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990810
199195
19921417
19931632
19942989
19953257
19964161
19974591
19983185
199952143
200066175
200173231
200284331
2003122424
2004107303
2005140578
2006158516
2007199793
2008216694
20092681094
20103121120
20113281183
20124281513
20135602072
20145732213
20157222721
20168082870
20178142990
20186612078
20197872285
20209932561

Computer Science

RMIT University ranked 9th for Computer Science in Australia and 263rd in the World with 8,609 publications made and 161,766 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Management Information Systems, Neuroscience, Computer Vision, Multimedia.

RankRanking
#9 of 39In Australia
#10 of 50In Oceania
#263 of 4,494In the World

RMIT University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199036
199188
19921815
19931715
19941742
19952450
19964047
19972756
19984732
19994937
20005567
20015777
2002100233
2003143206
2004138262
2005207532
2006230416
2007256723
2008279490
2009305790
2010366586
2011420786
20124181231
20134971225
20146111785
20156712136
20166862542
20176762742
20185862203
20196102215
20207031776

Business

RMIT University ranked 9th for Business in Australia and 120th in the World with 7,196 publications made and 151,914 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Marketing, Project Management, Occupational Safety and Health, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

RankRanking
#9 of 39In Australia
#10 of 51In Oceania
#120 of 4,080In the World

RMIT University
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199050
199144
19921115
199391
19941420
19952535
19962714
19973241
19984991
199944146
200065158
200171212
200293323
2003112286
200497377
2005128471
2006162432
2007186427
2008236512
20092941001
2010297885
2011364887
20124151039
20134191009
20144951463
20155531771
20165841682
20175681658
20184661037
20195111242
20205721574

Environmental Science

RMIT University ranked 21st for Environmental Science in Australia and 400th in the World with 4,086 publications made and 86,940 citations received. Main research topics: Environmental Management, Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Geology, Environmental Chemistry.

RankRanking
#21 of 39In Australia
#26 of 51In Oceania
#400 of 4,129In the World

RMIT University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199092
199145
199296
1993102
19941110
19951513
19962018
199720119
19982850
19991720
20002275
20013251
200244114
20035537
200463126
200558129
200672175
200780180
200885184
2009116277
201095267
2011144374
2012179725
2013229720
2014231987
20153211512
20163401811
20174011841
20183201263
20193241451
20204151758

Economics

RMIT University ranked 14th for Economics in Australia and 217th in the World with 2,739 publications made and 48,587 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy.

RankRanking
#14 of 39In Australia
#15 of 50In Oceania
#217 of 3,117In the World

RMIT University
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199037
199110
199224
199332
1994714
1995103
199693
19972136
19983053
19991853
200023109
20013055
20023258
20034073
20044083
200548217
200656119
200774170
200882118
2009113176
2010105319
2011134289
2012135393
2013169476
2014156337
2015201351
2016202520
2017241611
2018193406
2019220383
2020223605

Art & Design

RMIT University ranked 7th for Art & Design in Australia and 118th in the World with 2,410 publications made and 30,569 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Creative Writing, Aesthetics, Game Design and Development, Fashion Design.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#7 of 39In Australia
#8 of 48In Oceania
#118 of 2,801In the World

RMIT University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199010
199123
199260
199374
1994541
199531
1996112
199755
1998841
19991719
20001914
20012164
20021916
20032249
20041830
20052825
20065031
20077393
20086795
200978315
20108177
20119162
2012119261
2013175274
2014177358
2015194317
2016216455
2017201438
2018215359
2019174298
2020217316

Mathematics

RMIT University ranked 18th for Mathematics in Australia and 329th in the World with 2,341 publications made and 39,791 citations received. Main research topics: Blockchain and Cryptography, Statistics, Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Operations Research.

RankRanking
#18 of 39In Australia
#20 of 48In Oceania
#329 of 3,475In the World

RMIT University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199021
199140
199255
199386
19941621
1995136
1996177
19971629
19982241
19991515
20002039
20012752
20022846
20035665
20044090
200559194
200671111
200769131
200891101
2009102142
201096169
2011104188
2012107247
2013135291
2014144351
2015147373
2016168615
2017151508
2018162585
2019150335
2020196837