The University of Wollongong is one of the best performing Australian universities in the international QS (Quacquarelli Symonds)rankings for Science and Engineering.
QS in May released its Top 200 QS World University Rankings in six categories - Environmental Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Metallurgy and Materials, Mathematics, Earth and Marine Sciences and Chemistry.
The Rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research citations per paper.
UOW's QS World University Rankings for 2011 so far:
51-100 Metallurgy and materials
51-100 Chemical Engineering
101-150 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
101-150 Civil and Structural Engineering
151-200 Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing
UoW Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerard Sutton said being ranked in the Top 100 in the world for Metallurgy and Materials and Chemical Engineering was an outstanding achievement, which demonstrated UOW's expertise in both areas. He was also pleased with the strong rankings in other fields of engineering and science.
"This is a strong result for Wollongong because it affirms the quality of the research that we are doing in a number of key areas." Professor Sutton said. " A university of our size can't hope to compete with much larger institutions in every discipline of the sciences, but these rankings demonstrate the quality of research in the areas we specialise in.
"This is a very satisfying result, and a fitting recognition for our tlented research teams," Professor Sutton said.
Taken from Campus News July 2011, University of Wollongong