Top marks for Arts and Humanities

La Trobe University has added another accolade to its name following the release of the latest Times Higher Education subject rankings.

Arts and Humanities at La Trobe has ranked 194th (up from 196th in 2017) in the world and has maintained its 3rd spot in Victoria.

Head of the School of Humanities and Social Science, Professor Nick Bisley, said the top 200 global ranking was outstanding recognition for one of La Trobe’s oldest and most established subjects.

“This ranking reflects both the long traditions of excellence in Arts and Humanities at La Trobe, as well as the outstanding work of our emerging scholars,” Professor Bisley said.

“We make a vital contribution not only to teaching and research, but play a crucial role in shaping public debate and civic engagement. This great result recognises the breadth and depth of scholarship in the Arts and Humanities at La Trobe.”

Pro Vice Chancellor for the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, Professor Simon Evans, said La Trobe was proud of the global recognition.

“Even in an era of digital disruption, the arts and humanities are essential for understanding what makes us human and for honing uniquely human capacities, like creativity and moral judgement,” Professor Evans said.

“La Trobe is proud of its contribution to education and research in these fields.”

The Arts and Humanities ranking follows La Trobe’s Business and Economics global ranking at 256 in the Times Higher Education rankings last month.

In September, La Trobe achieved its highest position this decade in the 2019 Times Higher Education World Rankings. The University moved up to be placed 341 in the world.

The University is ranked in the top 400 universities worldwide by all of the major independent rankings agencies – 317th in the ARWU global rankings and 397th in the QS World University Rankings.