Global rankings place BEL on the world stage

5 Mar 2018

The University of Queensland has cemented its reputation as a university in the world’s top 50 with the release of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

The international rankings saw UQ’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL) place in the top 100 across all five BEL subject areas, ranking in the top 50 in three.  

This year, UQ Business School’s accounting and finance program ranked 38th in the world, while hospitality and leisure management secured 16th place globally and second in Australia, and business and management studies ranked in the 51st-100th bracket.

The School of Economics’ economics and econometrics program ranked in the 51st-100th bracket, while the TC Beirne School of Law’s law program leapt 12 places to 36th in the world.

UQ Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joanne Wright said the strong results were a compelling endorsement of UQ’s focus on producing game-changing graduates to deliver globally significant solutions to the world’s challenges.

“UQ recognises that to achieve greater impact we must amplify our capacity to collaborate locally and abroad by developing knowledge seekers, innovators and leaders,” Professor Wright said.

“We are committed to attracting and retaining high-achieving staff and students, and responding agilely to the changing needs of employers.”

Professor Wright said the School of Law was an example of UQ offering the most relevant legal education via a highly collaborative learning environment.

“The School is creating new research-led international learning opportunities, allowing students to gain unique insight into global legal practice in the US, China and India, supplementing established programs in Europe.”

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact, and this year, listed 1130 institutions in more than 151 countries.

QS assessed 48 subject areas in 2018, with 39 UQ subject areas featuring in the top 100.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject – published annually since 2011 – highlights the world’s leading institutions in individual subject areas.

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Contact: BEL Communications, Alysha Hilevuo,, 07) 3346 9349.