Engineering and Technology subjects were the stand-out performers in the 2018 ShanghaiRanking released last week.
RMIT had three subjects listed in this year’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) top 100, an improvement from 2017, with Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Instruments Science and Technology; and Automation and Control now on the list.
Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Business Administration; Communication; and Hospitality Management all ranked in the top 150.
Five further subjects rounded out the top 200 – Computer Science and Engineering; Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Food Science and Technology; Finance; and Sociology.
Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation Professor Denise Cuthbert said she was thrilled to see the work of RMIT gaining recognition on the global stage.
“While we continue to focus on providing transformative experiences for our students and embedding industry and enterprise in everything we do, we are equally committed to shaping the world through quality research and collaboration,” Professor Cuthbert said.
“These results show the positive and increasing role that RMIT is playing amongst some of the world’s greatest universities.”
This latest ranking placed RMIT third in Australia for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, fourth for Instruments Science and Technology and fourth for Mechanical Engineering.
At RMIT Vietnam, Head of School of Science & Technology Associate Professor Eric Dimla said he was also thrilled with the results of the latest ShanghaiRanking.
“Here in Vietnam, our focus is to embed industry into our engineering and IT programs,” Associate Professor Dimla said.
“We work closely with industry to develop the curriculum, and ensure students are acquiring the industry-relevant skills that prepare them for success.”
The ShanghaiRanking system ranked more than 4000 Universities against 54 subjects, across five faculty areas – Natural Sciences; Engineering; Life Sciences; Medical Sciences and Social Sciences.
Art, Architecture and Design subjects are not covered by the ShanghaiRanking system.
Ranking indicators included measures of research productivity, research quality, extent of international collaboration, and the highest academic recognitions. View the ShanghaiRanking Academic Excellence Survey Methodology.
The latest ShanghaiRanking results have reinforced RMIT’s stellar performance in the global QS World University Rankings by Subject released earlier this year.
Story: Shelley Brady & Howie Phung