UQ law leaps ahead in global rankings

18 Oct 2018
UQ School of LawThe University of Queensland’s School of Law has jumped 14 places in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, to be 40th in the world.

UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Højsaid the achievement in the global rankings reflected the School’s research excellence and commitment to world-class teaching and learning.

“The continued success of our law program on the international stage demonstrates the high-calibre of our people, projects and outcomes,” Professor Høj said.

“They are applying evidence-based knowledge and working collaboratively to help solve complex legal issues surrounding food security, climate change and the regulation of international e-commerce.”

Head of School Professor Patrick Parkinson said staff were at the forefront of change as emerging ideas and technologies opened up new ways of practising law.

“Our teaching programs aim to equip current and future legal minds with the know-how to make legal decisions with confidence during a time of continuous digital disruption,” Professor Parkinson said.

“It is especially pleasing to see UQ excel in these latest rankings that recognise the School of Law’s dedication to building its strengths in research, teaching and international connectivity.”

The latest rankings follow the Law School’s improvement from 48th to 36th position in the QS World University Rankings by Subject earlier this year.

The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings include more than 1250 universities and measures teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

UQ made the top 100 across four core subject areas, with Education placing equal 39th in the world (29th last year).

UQ Business and Economics moved up three places to equal 73rd and Social Sciences ranked 84th (78th last year).

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