UQ in top 1% for global research quality in science

The University of Queensland has been recognised as the top university in the southern hemisphere for global research quality in the 2019 CWTS Leiden Rankings – as measured by the number of publications of a university belonging in the top 1 per cent of their field.

The rankings measured the scientific performance of more than 950 major universities worldwide in the years 2014-17. The universities are ranked by the number of research papers published in the top of their field.  The subject areas on which this ranking focuses are: Biomedical and health sciences; life and earth sciences; mathematics and computer sciences; physical sciences and engineering; social sciences and humanities.

UQ ranked number one in Australia, number one in Oceania, number one in the southern hemisphere and 32nd in the world as measured by the highly-regarded international research quality indicator.  UQ was also Australia’s top-ranked university in the research category of life and earth sciences and number 9 in the world.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said that maintaining its number one ranking within Australia displayed a commitment to high-quality research standards and output: “In the ranked period, UQ contributed 179 publications in the top one per cent of the most frequently cited publications,”

“Those 179 were considered the cream of the crop of 11,997 publications in recognised journals contributed by UQ researchers and research teams.”

The rankings showed that the University of Queensland was also within the top three universities in Australia for female-authored publications, total open access publications, and percentage of publications that were open access.

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