Murdoch’s arts and humanities among best in the world September 14, 2017 Ranking success: Murdoch is rated among the best in the world for arts and humanities Murdoch University’s arts and humanities research and education programs have rated among the best in the world, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) ranking. The University ranked in the 201-250 bracket for the subjects, alongside Australian universities such as the University of Adelaide and the Queensland University of Technology. Murdoch is also the second highest ranked university in WA, behind the University of Western Australia (UWA). This is the first time Murdoch has featured in the THE World University Rankings for arts and humanities, which has expanded to include 400 institutions, up from 100 last year. The latest THE World University Rankings highlights the universities that are leading in teaching and research across art, performing arts, languages, history, philosophy, theology, architecture and archaeology subjects. Murdoch’s School of Arts Dean Rikki Kersten, said the global ranking was encouraging, reflecting the world-class research and teaching excellence within the school. “Our academic staff bring their latest research into the classroom, underpinning our creative arts, communications and humanities teaching,” Professor Kersten said. “By delivering our students with work integrated learning opportunities and industry standard facilities – including theatres, media labs and studios – Murdoch ensures they can take their place in the workforce. “We have strong links with the Asian and Indo-Pacific regions through the Asia Research Centre and courses in Asian Studies and languages. This allows us to provide our students with global internship opportunities.” The ranking employs the same range of 13 performance indicators used in the overall THE World University Rankings, with the methodology recalibrated to suit the individual fields. No institution can be included in the THE arts and humanities ranking unless it has published at least 250 papers in relevant fields over the previous five years. The Australian National University is the top ranked Australian university at 33. Stanford University in the United States takes out the top spot. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Teaching and Learning, Future Students, International students, Murdoch achievements, Research, Asian studies, political science and social sciences, History, literature and religion, School of Arts, School of Arts Research Tags: arts and humanities university courses, asia research centre, murdoch arts, murdoch arts and humanities, murdoch school of arts, rikki kersten, the rankings, times higher education, university rankings Comments (One response) ANDREW TAGGART September 19, 2017 a wonderful achievement by academic and professional staff and the leadership of the School. Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!