Physics: Uni of Adelaide ranked best in Australasia
The University of Adelaide is the best university for physics across Australia and New Zealand according to new rankings of the best global universities.
The University of Adelaide share the top honour with Australian National University, who both are ranked equal 73 in the world for their reputation and research in physics in the 2022 US News rankings of the Best Global Universities.
Among more than 10,000 universities, the University of Adelaide is ranked 66 in the world (up by seven places) - with four key disciplines also ranked within the world’s top 50.
The University of Adelaide is the leading university in the state of South Australia, and among only eight top 100 universities in Australia and New Zealand.
Consistent with other global rankings, the influential 2022 US News rankings have also listed many crucial subject areas in the global top 100:
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering – 16 in the world
- Engineering – 33
- Computer Science – 35
- Physical Chemistry – 48
- Plant and Animal Science – 54
- Nanoscience and Nanotechnology – 66
- Chemistry – 68
- Civil Engineering – 69
- Physics – 73 (Ranked equal first in Australia and New Zealand)
- Geosciences – 75
- Agricultural Sciences – 95
- Public, Environmental and Occupational Health – 96
- Environment/Ecology – 99
“The US News ranking is an influential indicator of the success of our university, which is clearly among the world’s best. To be ranked in the top 100 two years in a row, and to improve in that ranking amid strong global competition, is especially pleasing."Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj AC
“It is a major achievement for the University of Adelaide to be ranked 66 worldwide, and our community should feel justifiably proud of this result, which continues improvements in two other key global rankings for University of Adelaide this year,” says Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj AC.
“The US News ranking is an influential indicator of the success of our university, which is clearly among the world’s best. To be ranked in the top 100 two years in a row, and to improve in that ranking amid strong global competition, is especially pleasing.
“With many subject areas also ranked in the top 100, our students benefit from world-leading expertise in a range of fields, spanning engineering and computer science, the sciences, and health. This expertise underpins the quality of their education and their career prospects beyond university,” Professor Høj says.
Professor Anton Middelberg, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), says: “The latest US News ranking cements the University of Adelaide’s position as one of the top universities globally.
“With some of the world’s leading internationally recognised researchers in their fields, the University of Adelaide is uniquely placed to leverage that expertise and our global connections for the benefit of South Australian industry, for government and the community.”
The US News overall and subject rankings account for global and regional research reputations, number and impacts of scholarly publications, volume and percentage of highly cited publications, scientific excellence indicators, and international collaborations.