Murdoch joins the elite in three areas of QS rankings

April 29, 2015

QS Vet Science top 50 2015 squareMurdoch University has been ranked among the world’s elite institutions in three subject areas according to the fifth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject released today.

Murdoch ranked 38 in Veterinary Science and in the top 200 for Agriculture & Forestry and Politics & International Studies.

Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Taggart said the results were testament to Murdoch’s vision of being a research-intensive university and a place of excellence that offers an outstanding learning and teaching experience for all of our students both locally and internationally.

“The results really demonstrate that the University is progressing its research vision as outlined in our Research Strategy 2012-2017,” he said.

“The strategy guides our research activities with a specific focus on addressing the research challenges of our time.  Murdoch is committed to translational research in our four key areas.”

Murdoch’s keys areas of research focus are:

  • Primary food production
  • Climate variation and adaption, environment and natural resources
  • Animal and human health and welfare
  • Social sciences including politics, governance, education, culture and communication

Professor Taggart said that while Murdoch had long been a leader in Veterinary Science and Agriculture it was still rewarding to be recognised in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

“In recent years the University has placed great priority on building its expertise in the area of Politics and International Studies and I am delighted to that we are receiving such recognition in such a short period of time,” Professor Taggart said.

“Our growing international presence in the region requires research from our Asia Research Centre to guide our growth in Singapore, India and China.”

“Those who make the list have managed to make a big global impact in some key areas of teaching, research and knowledge transfer in competition against established, traditional institutions which have often had many centuries to accumulate wealth and reputation.”

Murdoch University was the only university in Western Australia to be ranked amongst the elite in Veterinary Science and Politics and International Studies.

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