QS rankings put La Trobe in global elite

La Trobe University ranks alongside the world's elite Universities in more than one third of subjects assessed in the latest QS World University Rankings.

And in further good news for the University, the number of subjects in which La Trobe was ranked amongst the world's best went up by more than 20% from last year.

The University features in the top 100 global universities in Archaeology (ranked 6th nationally), History (7th nationally), Nursing (14th nationally), and Sociology ( 7th nationally).

A further eight La Trobe subjects make the world's top 200 list. They are Linguistics, Philosophy, Agriculture and Forestry, (an improvement on 2015) Psychology, Accounting and Finance, Communication and Media Studies, Education and Politics and International Studies.

The University placed three more subjects in the top 300: English Language and Literature (up from 2015), Biological Sciences (up from 2015), and Economics and Econometrics.

Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said the rankings show La Trobe is a world-class university.

'We have increased our number of top 100 ranked subjects this year and continue to have strong showings in English Language and Literature, Agriculture and Forestry and the Biological Sciences. These results are because of the hard work, talent and outstanding research from our academic staff.'

Notable changes from previous QS rankings are the inclusion of – Archaeology and Nursing – as individual subjects for the first time this year. La Trobe ranked in the Top 100 in both.


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