Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences climbs to the top 25 in the global rankings

20 May 2016

The University of Queensland has jumped to 21st in the world and is number one in Australia for social sciences and humanities research impact according to the latest Leiden Rankings.

Executive Dean of UQ’s Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Professor Tim Dunne, said the rankings reflected the high quality and innovative research within these disciplines across UQ.

“The rankings are testament to the outstanding research that is being produced by staff in our schools and institutes who contribute consistently to our high performance in the humanities and social sciences,” he said.

“We were delighted last year to be ranked 40th in the world, but to jump to 21st this year is a terrific achievement.”

The CWTS Leiden Rankings are the only rankings powered by objective citation data.

The data set also places UQ highly (39) in relation to the number of publications in the top 10 most highly cited journals.

 “These rankings will boost the reputation of the social sciences and humanities at UQ in the global market,” Professor Dunne said.