The University of Wollongong (UOW) has been ranked among the world’s the best 175 universities for arts and humanities in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject.
UOW was ranked in the 151-175 band globally, and equal 8th in Australia, for arts and humanities.
The arts and humanities ranking includes the disciplines of art, performing arts, design, languages, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy, theology, architecture and archaeology.
The World University Rankings by subject tables are based on range of 13 performance indicators grouped into five categories: teaching; research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (innovation).
UOW performed best in the category of citations, which measures how influential research is by analysing the number of times it is cited by other researchers. In this category, UOW ranked 12th in the world and first in Australia.
UOW also ranked first in Australia for citations in the disciplines of archaeology, and history, philosophy and theology.
UOW performed consistently well across the different discipline areas, ranking 7th in Australia for archaeology; 7th for architecture; 9th for art, performing arts and design; 9th for history, philosophy and theology; and 9th for languages, literature and linguistics.
Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Professor Sue Bennett welcomed the rankings and commended the Faculty staff for their commitment to excellence in teaching and research.
“The Times Higher Education Rankings by subject showcase the University’s strength across the full range of arts and humanities disciplines,” Professor Bennett said.
“These results reflect the dedication of our arts and humanities academics to research that deepens our understanding of humanity and society, and to equipping our students with the critical and creative skills that employers seek, such as the ability to think independently and articulate well-formed opinions.”
Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health Senior Professor Eileen McLaughlin congratulated the Faculty’s archaeological scientists for their contribution to the result
“Academics from UOW’s Centre for Archaeological Science have an outstanding track record and are recognised by their peers around the world for the influence of their research on improving our understanding of the evolution of humans and human behaviour,” she said.
Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences Senior Professor Gursel Alici voiced his thanks to the Faculty staff who contributed to the strong result in the architecture discipline.
“The University’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre is leading the way, through research and collaboration with industry, in making buildings more liveable, more sustainable, more cost-effective and kinder to our environment,” he said.
“Through our architectural engineering degree, our students learn about net zero energy, minimum environmental impact buildings that are integrated with renewable energy. We are determined to better prepare our students for changing needs of our society and world.”