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The University of Queensland ranked 4th in Australia, 65th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 10 across 15 research topics. The University of Queensland ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 184,986 academic publications and 5,608,376 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 228 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#65 of 14,131 In the World
#4 of 59 In Oceania
#4 of 40 In Australia
#2 of 1,006 For Occupational Therapy
#3 of 3,919 For Environmental Management
#3 of 1,015 For Sports / Exercise science
#338 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#107 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top10 For 12 other topics

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Biology rankings

The University of Queensland ranked 3rd for Biology in Australia and 50th in the World with 117,690 publications made and 4,069,304 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Biochemistry, Paleontology, Neuroscience, Immunology.

Biology ranking Location
#3 of 39 In Australia
#3 of 54 In Oceania
#50 of 6,663 In the World

University of Queensland
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 565 4104
1991 612 4495
1992 636 5056
1993 787 5638
1994 803 6567
1995 877 7587
1996 951 8766
1997 944 10622
1998 1093 12564
1999 1267 14857
2000 1366 17694
2001 1370 20810
2002 1463 24120
2003 1627 33642
2004 1779 33361
2005 2063 39241
2006 2332 47093
2007 2583 55316
2008 2842 65039
2009 3207 77560
2010 3707 91499
2011 3948 108943
2012 4506 129971
2013 5034 153129
2014 5388 176314
2015 5673 201523
2016 6044 220298
2017 6476 253316
2018 6457 265681
2019 7093 319911
2020 7971 385555
2021 9345 511588
2022 7716 495573

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

Medicine rankings

The University of Queensland ranked 3rd for Medicine in Australia and 56th in the World with 98,294 publications made and 3,081,664 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Public Health, Immunology.

Medicine ranking Location
#3 of 39 In Australia
#3 of 53 In Oceania
#56 of 6,552 In the World

University of Queensland
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 431 3003
1991 496 3417
1992 487 3654
1993 545 4025
1994 632 4851
1995 692 5541
1996 728 6642
1997 710 8061
1998 850 9573
1999 917 11272
2000 1049 13071
2001 1049 15318
2002 1168 18052
2003 1342 21129
2004 1420 24671
2005 1644 29467
2006 1835 35413
2007 2119 41971
2008 2174 49674
2009 2607 58703
2010 3128 69810
2011 3195 81747
2012 3770 98835
2013 4156 115682
2014 4696 135250
2015 4886 154484
2016 5271 169315
2017 5589 196468
2018 5369 201614
2019 6015 240459
2020 6634 294323
2021 8155 394455
2022 7081 383374

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

Chemistry rankings

The University of Queensland ranked 1st for Chemistry in Australia and 60th in the World with 84,939 publications made and 3,163,084 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Physical chemistry.

Chemistry ranking Location
#1 of 39 In Australia
#1 of 52 In Oceania
#60 of 6,327 In the World

University of Queensland
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 422 3174
1991 483 3565
1992 532 4187
1993 643 4601
1994 684 5237
1995 688 6173
1996 782 7319
1997 802 8863
1998 922 10599
1999 1045 12479
2000 1128 14674
2001 1156 17163
2002 1116 19653
2003 1261 23494
2004 1434 26704
2005 1585 31467
2006 1778 37416
2007 1914 42988
2008 2065 49948
2009 2334 59005
2010 2645 69211
2011 2850 82477
2012 3174 98624
2013 3588 115904
2014 3807 132248
2015 4051 152631
2016 4307 166103
2017 4520 191820
2018 4543 203384
2019 4991 243206
2020 5585 290325
2021 6386 382965
2022 5227 378180

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

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

The University of Queensland ranked 3rd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Australia and 42nd in the World with 83,905 publications made and 2,248,958 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Sociology, Law, Philosophy, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#3 of 39 In Australia
#3 of 54 In Oceania
#42 of 6,939 In the World

University of Queensland
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 335 1722
1991 373 1742
1992 398 2026
1993 495 2390
1994 521 2743
1995 562 3188
1996 611 3712
1997 610 4385
1998 743 5022
1999 785 5985
2000 898 7267
2001 894 8542
2002 1145 10548
2003 1246 14174
2004 1305 15485
2005 1605 19137
2006 1704 24078
2007 2033 29363
2008 2050 35077
2009 2531 42207
2010 2828 50566
2011 2900 60542
2012 3246 71247
2013 3640 84335
2014 4009 98261
2015 4086 110453
2016 4479 119761
2017 4550 136174
2018 4460 143631
2019 4974 175520
2020 5299 211253
2021 6655 285704
2022 5723 270733

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

Environmental Science rankings

The University of Queensland ranked 1st for Environmental Science in Australia and 26th in the World with 80,289 publications made and 2,467,214 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Paleontology, Oceanography.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#1 of 39 In Australia
#1 of 53 In Oceania
#26 of 6,683 In the World

University of Queensland
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 379 2406
1991 432 2653
1992 439 3006
1993 553 3336
1994 560 3686
1995 603 4095
1996 689 4801
1997 684 5396
1998 772 6407
1999 892 7538
2000 895 9264
2001 894 10623
2002 1070 12854
2003 1143 20786
2004 1268 18451
2005 1455 21676
2006 1638 26984
2007 1846 32027
2008 1936 37936
2009 2318 45899
2010 2605 54834
2011 2776 66240
2012 3091 78343
2013 3437 94296
2014 3607 107049
2015 3945 122596
2016 4162 133765
2017 4340 151928
2018 4333 163130
2019 4740 199147
2020 5164 238700
2021 6187 319537
2022 5027 305401

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

Engineering rankings

The University of Queensland ranked 3rd for Engineering in Australia and 73rd in the World with 71,538 publications made and 2,204,854 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#3 of 39 In Australia
#3 of 52 In Oceania
#73 of 6,555 In the World

University of Queensland
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 289 1979
1991 400 2205
1992 443 2714
1993 512 2893
1994 539 3146
1995 603 3765
1996 636 4135
1997 678 4976
1998 756 5772
1999 833 7104
2000 898 8223
2001 895 9547
2002 951 11115
2003 1055 13506
2004 1245 15927
2005 1376 19506
2006 1554 23520
2007 1811 28612
2008 1805 33747
2009 2098 40866
2010 2336 48251
2011 2554 58940
2012 2714 68403
2013 3064 82367
2014 3153 94326
2015 3417 107695
2016 3517 115776
2017 3736 132090
2018 3865 141263
2019 4206 171915
2020 4698 208237
2021 5363 278427
2022 4295 271033

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

Computer Science rankings

The University of Queensland ranked 4th for Computer Science in Australia and 68th in the World with 65,504 publications made and 1,996,372 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Telecommunications.

Computer Science ranking Location
#4 of 39 In Australia
#4 of 52 In Oceania
#68 of 6,597 In the World

University of Queensland
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 271 1681
1991 319 1855
1992 369 2176
1993 448 2624
1994 452 3005
1995 507 3373
1996 526 3888
1997 560 4763
1998 603 5647
1999 661 6293
2000 766 7240
2001 799 8388
2002 903 10377
2003 1013 12969
2004 1044 15022
2005 1316 18630
2006 1408 22637
2007 1613 27047
2008 1714 31573
2009 1921 37769
2010 2151 44985
2011 2314 52979
2012 2494 62778
2013 2805 73055
2014 3046 85314
2015 3194 96966
2016 3236 106405
2017 3464 122033
2018 3503 128609
2019 3830 155382
2020 4228 187165
2021 5140 250660
2022 4308 241252

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

Physics rankings

The University of Queensland ranked 3rd for Physics in Australia and 78th in the World with 64,844 publications made and 2,029,883 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Astrophysics and Astronomy.

Physics ranking Location
#3 of 39 In Australia
#3 of 52 In Oceania
#78 of 6,484 In the World

University of Queensland
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 275 1945
1991 384 2160
1992 414 2637
1993 492 2813
1994 513 3168
1995 560 3648
1996 607 4126
1997 634 4875
1998 718 5810
1999 784 6828
2000 853 7960
2001 856 9097
2002 900 10876
2003 1041 13100
2004 1192 15377
2005 1336 19226
2006 1413 22470
2007 1680 27271
2008 1692 32348
2009 1921 38315
2010 2146 44853
2011 2264 54476
2012 2439 63267
2013 2811 75789
2014 2812 85137
2015 3038 97593
2016 3139 104485
2017 3297 119137
2018 3332 126444
2019 3668 152701
2020 4143 184824
2021 4721 245031
2022 3737 236592

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

Physics subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Acoustical Engineering 1 1 67
Materials Science 2 2 83
Quantum and Particle physics 3 3 93
Medical Physics 4 4 96
Optical Engineering 5 5 102
Biophysics 3 3 112
Applied/Engineering Physics 3 3 113
Nanotechnology 2 2 127
Astrophysics and Astronomy 6 6 135
Theoretical Physics 2 2 147
Condensed Matter Physics 3 3 181
Astrobiology 8 8 195
Atomic and Molecular physics 5 5 232
Nuclear Physics 7 7 247

Psychology rankings

The University of Queensland ranked 3rd for Psychology in Australia and 41st in the World with 54,390 publications made and 1,595,628 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Cognitive Science.

Psychology ranking Location
#3 of 39 In Australia
#3 of 52 In Oceania
#41 of 6,353 In the World

University of Queensland
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 217 1478
1991 236 1564
1992 276 1815
1993 295 2073
1994 328 2539
1995 383 2843
1996 349 3362
1997 391 4122
1998 425 4867
1999 473 5293
2000 542 5838
2001 522 6961
2002 663 8471
2003 811 9810
2004 785 11599
2005 959 14780
2006 1051 17542
2007 1201 21115
2008 1330 25778
2009 1519 30406
2010 1798 35911
2011 1875 42423
2012 2197 51079
2013 2386 60099
2014 2708 70902
2015 2789 80038
2016 2913 87860
2017 3174 101682
2018 2987 104353
2019 3288 124967
2020 3554 152137
2021 4466 206710
2022 3989 197609

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

Psychology subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Occupational Therapy 1 1 2
Special Education 1 1 6
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 1 1 20
Social Work 1 2 28
Education Majors 4 4 29
Clinical Psychology 4 4 36
Child Psychology 1 1 37
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 5 5 37
Social Psychology 2 2 39
Psychiatry 4 4 45
Cognitive Science 3 3 57
Neuroscience 4 4 66
Sexology 8 9 70

Mathematics rankings

The University of Queensland ranked 4th for Mathematics in Australia and 63rd in the World with 33,937 publications made and 993,445 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research.

Mathematics ranking Location
#4 of 39 In Australia
#4 of 52 In Oceania
#63 of 6,132 In the World

University of Queensland
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 106 626
1991 151 689
1992 151 848
1993 176 899
1994 207 1021
1995 221 1097
1996 236 1385
1997 247 1650
1998 261 1852
1999 297 2198
2000 343 2557
2001 326 2980
2002 401 3847
2003 506 4574
2004 484 5727
2005 663 7393
2006 701 8923
2007 867 11351
2008 800 13137
2009 946 16262
2010 1068 19291
2011 1239 23487
2012 1303 28128
2013 1444 32396
2014 1637 38840
2015 1719 44168
2016 1849 48049
2017 1969 54967
2018 1862 58007
2019 2080 70738
2020 2205 83732
2021 2898 121030
2022 2488 117562

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

Mathematics subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Math Teachers 4 5 44
Statistics 4 4 61
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 6 6 87
Operations Research 4 4 98
Actuarial Science 6 6 102
Applied Mathematics 4 4 175
Blockchain and Cryptography 7 7 201

Business rankings

The University of Queensland ranked 4th for Business in Australia and 45th in the World with 27,402 publications made and 673,083 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Management Information Systems.

Business ranking Location
#4 of 39 In Australia
#4 of 52 In Oceania
#45 of 6,002 In the World

University of Queensland
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 103 428
1991 94 411
1992 112 557
1993 165 619
1994 197 724
1995 211 870
1996 225 934
1997 225 1123
1998 219 1344
1999 259 1595
2000 306 1982
2001 359 2216
2002 419 2744
2003 480 3502
2004 483 4450
2005 587 5644
2006 625 6993
2007 749 8421
2008 791 10383
2009 855 12458
2010 1000 15020
2011 1072 18171
2012 1108 21272
2013 1225 24553
2014 1276 29042
2015 1306 31458
2016 1375 33866
2017 1455 37448
2018 1407 38750
2019 1520 47757
2020 1658 57826
2021 2104 83334
2022 1740 75332

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

Economics rankings

The University of Queensland ranked 5th for Economics in Australia and 41st in the World with 22,879 publications made and 522,488 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Economics ranking Location
#5 of 39 In Australia
#5 of 52 In Oceania
#41 of 5,789 In the World

University of Queensland
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 72 269
1991 79 330
1992 92 428
1993 109 468
1994 117 530
1995 141 665
1996 162 607
1997 152 764
1998 158 948
1999 181 1038
2000 205 1368
2001 252 1547
2002 330 1877
2003 361 2291
2004 382 3123
2005 448 3747
2006 461 4699
2007 574 6117
2008 606 7159
2009 688 8979
2010 825 10735
2011 832 12926
2012 984 16050
2013 1036 18825
2014 1131 22556
2015 1170 25036
2016 1221 26662
2017 1272 30495
2018 1201 31718
2019 1313 38507
2020 1492 48525
2021 1835 70436
2022 1663 65348

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

Art & Design rankings

The University of Queensland ranked 1st for Art & Design in Australia and 25th in the World with 14,175 publications made and 364,174 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Aesthetics, Art History, Multimedia.

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
#1 of 39 In Australia
#1 of 51 In Oceania
#25 of 5,426 In the World

University of Queensland
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 68 267
1991 69 242
1992 72 307
1993 103 356
1994 117 464
1995 124 525
1996 160 580
1997 118 634
1998 178 841
1999 199 966
2000 178 1194
2001 198 1386
2002 239 1546
2003 250 1941
2004 265 2428
2005 330 2995
2006 364 3834
2007 395 4414
2008 398 5576
2009 461 6852
2010 483 7513
2011 530 9551
2012 595 11267
2013 664 12925
2014 620 14767
2015 657 15755
2016 704 17563
2017 668 18787
2018 637 20158
2019 761 24863
2020 814 29357
2021 991 38800
2022 766 35105

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

Art & Design subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Music 1 1 2
Graphic Design 1 1 7
Photography 2 2 10
UX/UI Desgin 1 2 20
Aesthetics 1 1 21
Fashion Design 1 1 23
Entertainment Industry Business 3 3 26
Literature 2 2 32
Creative Writing 2 2 33
Singing and Vocal Performance 3 3 35
Game Design and Development 2 2 39
Landscape Architecture 3 3 43
Interior Design 3 3 47
Multimedia 4 4 51
Cinematography 10 10 52
Art History 4 4 66
Animation 3 3 98
Performing arts 8 8 133
Architecture 7 8 150
Computer Graphics 5 6 153
Painting and Drawing 10 10 202
Sculpture 10 10 202
Illustration and Concept Art 11 11 205