University of Adelaide debuts as Top 10 Globally and highest ranked in Australia for Petroleum Engineering

The University of Adelaide, which hosts the Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources (ASPER), is amongst the world's top 10 universities for petroleum engineering, and the leading University in this subject in Australia, according to the recent updates to the QS World University Rankings.

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This is the first year that the Petroleum engineering subject has been included in the QS Rankings.

Dr Kathryn Amos, Head of School for ASPER, said that this result reflects the outstanding standard of work across petroleum engineering, geoscience and business management experts in the School over many years, with strong industry engagement in both research and teaching and excellent graduate outcomes. 

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS) Director of Academic Excellence, Mark Thyer, said this outstanding result further demonstrates that the University of Adelaide and ECMS have a reputation for leading the world in research. This compliments the recent outcomes from the 2020 Academic Ranking of World University, where ECMS had six subjects in the top 50 in the world, and 7 subjects in the Top 4 in Australian Group of Eight Universities. 

The University of Adelaide is ranked 7th place in the world in the inaugural ranking for Petroleum Engineering, out of 76 universities and is the highest ranked university for petroleum engineering in Australia, placing above UNSW (joint 16th), University of Queensland (joint 22nd), University of Western Australia (34th) and Curtin University (joint 38th). Rankings are determined based on a range of indicators, including employer reputation, academic reputation, h-index citations and citations per paper.

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