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UOW climbs world rankings for engineering and computer science

University places 2nd in NSW for Engineering and Technology

The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject have confirmed the University of Wollongong (UOW) as one of the world’s leading institutions for Engineering and Technology, and for Computer Science.

The subject rankings for Engineering and Technology, and Computer Science were released today (Friday 30 November AEDT).

In the Engineering and Technology subject ranking, UOW climbed to 87th in the world, up from 96th last year. The rankings place it second in NSW and 6th in Australia for Engineering and Technology.

UOW also moved up in the rankings for Computer Science, into the top 201-250 band, up from the 250-300 band last year. This places it equal fourth in NSW and equal 13th in Australia for Computer Science.

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences Professor Valerie Linton welcomed the rankings, which she said reflected the hard work and dedication of the Faculty staff.

“I am really delighted to see the Faculty continue to rise in the rankings for both Engineering and Technology and Computer Science,” Professor Linton said.

“The rankings for these subject areas are extremely competitive, and these results show a commitment to excellence by the Faculty’s research and teaching staff.

“The Times Higher Education subject rankings are confirmation of our world-class reputation for leading-edge research that tackles complex, real-world problems; for strong collaborations with industry and government partners; and for innovative approaches to teaching and learning.”

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.

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