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UOW School of Law named in world’s top 100

Education, Business and Economics, Social Sciences also score highly in Times Higher Education subject rankings

The University of Wollongong School of Law has been confirmed as one of the Australia’s best, being ranked among the world’s top 100 law schools in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.

UOW also placed highly in the World University Rankings by Subject for Education, Business and Economics, and Social Sciences, which were released today (Thursday 18 October AEDT).

In the Law subject ranking, UOW placed 90th in the world. In Education, it was in the top 126-150 band. For Business and Economics, it was ranked in the 176-200 band. And in Social Sciences, it was placed in the top 250-300 universities in the world.

Rankings for other subjects will be released over the coming weeks.

The 2019 rankings made it two out of two for the School of Law after it was also ranked in the world’s top 100 in the 2018 World University Rankings by Subject, which was the first time the Times Higher Education World University Rankings extended its methodology to include Law as a separate subject.

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law, Humanities and Arts Professor Theo Farrell welcomed the ranking as recognition of the academic staff’s commitment to excellence in both teaching and research.

“This is a fantastic result for our Law School, and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at UOW which contains a large international law group,” Professor Farrell said.

“This has been an exciting year for us, with the launch of law at UOW’s new campus in Liverpool. This will see undergraduate students in South Western Sydney benefit from an outstanding UOW education in law.”

Professor Glenn Salkeld, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, said ranking in the top 126-150 universities in the world for Education was a well-deserved result that reflected the exceptional quality of the School of Education’s research and teaching

“The Times Higher Education ranking of Education at UOW reflects our world-class research and commitment to the highest standards of teacher and higher research degree student training,” Professor Salkeld said.

“Underpinning that success is our key research partnerships throughout the world with leading academics in the field of early childhood education academics, producing high quality and influential research that drives change in education policy and practice.”

Professor Charles Areni, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business, said that ranking in the top 200 universities in the world for Business and Economics was a fantastic achievement that everyone in the Faculty could be proud of.
“This is an exceptional result that equates to being in the top one per cent in the world for this subject area,” Professor Areni said.

“The Faculty prides itself on providing flexible and innovative educational and research opportunities, and these rankings reflect our success in both of these endeavours.

“We are committed to providing our students with the critical thinking skills that will enable them to succeed in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of business. We are also a research-intensive faculty that fosters meaningful research that contributes to business theory and practice.”

UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings CBE said the results were a tribute to the dedication of the staff across the faculties involved, and their commitment to excellence across all aspects of the University’s mission, from research and education to industry and community engagement.

“The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are extremely competitive, so it is very pleasing to see the University perform so well across a diverse array of disciplines,” Professor Wellings said.

“These results reflect our focus on producing high-quality research that addresses complex real-world problems, both locally and globally; and on providing a personalised and supportive learning environment that will equip our students with the skills they need for the workplaces of the future.”

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are released annually and provide a league table of the world’s best universities.

The World University Rankings by Subject are based on the same 13 performance indicators used in the overall Times Higher Education World University Rankings, with the methodology recalibrated to suit the individual fields.

The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer).

In the overall 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings announced earlier this year UOW was named among the world’s top 250 universities, and among the top 10 universities in Australia.