Business and economics jumps to top 50 in world ranking

29 Oct 2020

Business and economics at UQ has soared 14 places in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject, placing at 41 in the world and second in Australia.  

Law also jumped two places, securing a rank of 56 globally.

Professor Andrew Griffiths

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Executive Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths said the achievement was testament to the rigour and quality of teaching, research and industry engagement within the Faculty.

“We aim to provide transformative learning experiences that strengthen employability and inspire our students to think critically and create positive change,” Professor Griffiths said.

“Of equal importance is our focus on high-quality, collaborative research to help solve the big issues that face industry, government and the wider community.

“I would like to thank our teaching, research and professional staff for bringing our vision to life – this remarkable ranking outcome is the result of your passion, talent and dedication.”

For business and economics, the rankings assessed 729 universities by their performance in business and management, accounting and finance, and economics and econometrics. UQ Law was assessed against 223 other universities worldwide.

The five performance indicators for the 2021 THE World University Rankings were teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

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