Global rankings reflect Faculty excellence

The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law has placed in the top 100 worldwide across all relevant subject areas in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today. 

Three Faculty subject areas – Hospitality and Leisure Management, Accounting and Finance and Law – ranked inside the world’s top 50.

The Faculty’s subject area rankings are:

  • Hospitality and Leisure Management – #23
  • Law – #39
  • Accounting and Finance – #41
  • Business and Management – #51-100
  • Economics and Econometrics – #51-100

QS assessed 48 subject areas in 2020, with 21 UQ subject areas featuring in the top 50.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said the results cemented the University as a world-leading institute and were an important validation of research efforts.

“UQ’s strong performance across all world rankings reflects a commitment to research, teaching and learning that is core to the University’s values,” Professor Høj said.

“UQ is one of only three universities in the world to be ranked in at least 43 of QS’s 48 academic subjects, demonstrating the strength of our globally-competitive programs.”

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

The rankings – published annually since 2011 – highlight the world’s leading institutions in individual subject areas.

According to the QS 'citations per paper' metric, UQ's School of Law has also been Australia's most-cited law school for four consecutive years, from 2017 to 2020. 

Read more about UQ’s rankings across all subject areas.

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Last updated:
28 May 2021