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Subject success for School of Law
Times Higher Ed ranking places UOW law in top 10 nation-wide.
The UOW School of Law has been recognised among Australia’s best, scoring eighth place in Australia in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 by subject: Law.
For the first time, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings has extended its methodology to include law as a separate subject. The rankings placed UOW’s School of Law at 85th in the world and eighth in Australia alongside several Group of Eight universities.
The 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ table for law subjects employs the same rigorous and balanced range of 13 performance indicators used in its overall World University Rankings, with the methodology recalibrated to suit the individual fields.
The ranking assesses 100 institutions on their teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.
UOW’s recently appointed Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law, Humanities and Arts, Professor Theo Farrell, congratulated law school staff on their achievement.
“UOW’s ambition is to be in the top one per cent of universities worldwide, which is basically the top 200 institutions. Law has exceeded this ambition by a considerable margin,” Professor Farrell said.
“Of course, we should not put undue weight on league tables. What really matters is that we produce research and publish in outlets that make us proud and have impact, and that we provide an excellent learning experience for our students and really enhance their life prospects.
“At the same time, we should rightly celebrate when the work of our dedicated and talented academics is recognised.”
Earlier this year UOW climbed to 30th in the world and third in Australia in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.