Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

ARWU uses four objective indicators to rank the academic and research performance of more than 1,800 universities around the world, publishing the rank of the best 1,000. These indicators include:

  • quality of education
  • quality of faculty
  • research output
  • per capita performance.

Overall

Top 400 globally

La Trobe is is ranked among the world's best 400 universities.

ShanghaiRanking, 2020, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

Arts, social sciences and communications

Top 200 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our sociology subjects in the global top 200.

ShanghaiRanking, 2019, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 - Sociology

Top 200 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our geography subjects in the global top 200.

ShanghaiRanking, 2021, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 - Geography

Top 400 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our political science subjects in the global top 400.

ShanghaiRanking, 2019, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 - Political Sciences

Business and commerce

Top 150 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our hospitality and tourism management subjects in the world's top 150.

ShanghaiRanking, 2021, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 - Hospitality & Tourism Management

Top 400 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our business administration subjects in the global top 400.

ShanghaiRanking, 2019, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 - Business Administration

Top 500 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our economics subjects in the global top 500.

ShanghaiRanking, 2019, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 - Economics

Education and teaching

Top 250 globally

The world’s three leading university ranking agencies put La Trobe's education subjects in the top 250.

THE, 2020, World University Rankings 2021 by subject: Education; Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2021, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Education; ShanghaiRanking, 2021, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 - Education

Health

Top 100 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our nursing subjects in the global top 100.

ShanghaiRanking, 2020, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 - Nursing

Top 250 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our psychology subjects in the global top 250.

ShanghaiRanking, 2021, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 - Psychology

Top 250 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our public health subjects in the global top 250.

ShanghaiRanking, 2021, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 - Public Health

Top 300 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our clinical medicine subjects in the global top 300.

ShanghaiRanking, 2021, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 - Clinical Medicine

IT and engineering

Top 400 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our computer science subjects in the global top 400.

ShanghaiRanking, 2021, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 - Computer Science & Engineering

Top 350 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our biotechnology subjects in the global top 350.

ShanghaiRanking, 2021, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 - Biotechnology

Law and criminology

Top 200 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our law subjects in the global top 200.

ShanghaiRanking, 2021, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 - Law

Science

Top 150 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our agricultural sciences subjects in the global top 150.

ShanghaiRanking, 2021, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 - Agricultural Sciences

Top 250 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our biological sciences subjects in the global top 250.

ShanghaiRanking, 2021, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 - Biological Sciences

Top 350 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our ecology subjects in the global top 350.

ShanghaiRanking, 2021, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 - Ecology

Top 350 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our human biological sciences subjects in the global top 350.

ShanghaiRanking, 2021, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 - Human Biological Sciences

Top 150 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies puts our veterinary sciences subjects in the global top 150.

ShanghaiRanking, 2021, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 - Veterinary Sciences