La Trobe ranked among world universities

La Trobe University has featured strongly in the top 200 international universities for Arts and Humanities – coming in at 171 in the latest QS World Rankings of Universities released today.

This excellent result was followed closely by studies in Social Science and Management with a ranking of 214 – as well as improvements in the Life Sciences and Medicine category where the University rated 340 globally.

QSR considers 3,000 of the world's 8,000 research and teaching universities in its rankings profile.

 Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said the latest rankings demonstrate the University's very strong international reputation for teaching and program development across many key areas under its new Future Ready strategy.

'They illustrate La Trobe is a truly global, modern university focused on creating a wide range of opportunities for its students while contributing to cutting-edge research for the future,' he said.    

La Trobe was ranked 92nd for its international student intake, based on the ratio of students from other nations, and 107th for its international faculty.

It also lifted its reputation rating among employers by more than ten survey points, to rank 318thin the world.

Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr Tony Jarvis, said that in QS rankings by subject released earlier this year, archaeology, ancient history, and classics were ranked 38th in the world. Sociology, communication, media studies and linguistics all scored in the top 100. 

'The new rankings confirm yet again La Trobe's Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty as world class in teaching, research, curriculum design and development.'

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