• Seal pup and mum. Photo credit: IMAS at the University of TasmaniaSeal pup and mum. Photo credit: IMAS at the University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania ranks in top ten in three key subjects

New international rankings have rated the University of Tasmania amongst the top ten in the world in three key subjects. The University was ranked fourth in the world for Marine and Freshwater Biology, and seventh for both Fisheries and for Oceanography, according to the Centre for World University Rankings’ inaugural subjects ranking.

The Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) started out as a project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2012 with the aim of rating the top 100 global universities, but the list quickly expanded with 2017 being the first year that subject rankings for the universities have been published.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Brigid Heywood welcomed the results, which she said confirmed the University as a global leader in the broad elements of marine research: “We are uniquely placed here in Tasmania; surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Oceans, we are a gateway to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica”

IMAS (Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies) Executive Director Professor Richard Coleman said the rankings come on the heels of the QS World University Rankings, which last month rated the University among the top 50 in the world for Earth and Marine Science: "IMAS researchers in fisheries and oceanography are internationally competitive and line up with the very best, and the understanding of marine biology at a fundamental level is a strength across the Institute."

The Centre for World University Rankings by Subject 2017 rates universities in the sciences and social sciences based on research articles. Visit the Centre’s website for more information.

If you would like to find out more about the University of Tasmania, visit their profile here, or contact Study Options to find out about the full range of programmes you could study in these subject areas.

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