Flinders rises in key QS World University Rankings

Strong performances in research and teaching have ensured impressive results for Flinders University in the 2023 QS World University subject rankings.

Flinders was ranked in 13 subjects in 2023, up from 11 last year, which reflects Flinders’ significant research income growth of more than $110 million for 2022 – an impressive 36% increase over 2021 – that underlines the quantity and quality of Flinders University research outputs.

The QS rankings are reached by a methodology that combines surveys of academic and employer reputation with data on global citations of academic papers.

Notably, the new QS World University rankings showed Flinders improved in the broad subjects of Life Sciences and Medicine, which rose to 271, and Flinders also returned to being ranked in the top 500 in Arts and Humanities.

Flinders was also notable for improving its domestic position in several specific subjects:

  • Archaeology improved to number 3 in Australia, up from No 5.
  • Medicine improved to number 11 in Australia, up from No 16.
  • Nursing improved to number 11 in Australia, up from No 15.

These improvements point to historical strengths of Flinders University, according to Flinders Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) Professor Romy Lawson.

“It underlines the breadth of excellence across Flinders University, reinforcing our stature as a learning and research institution of global significance,” says Professor Lawson. “It especially underlines Flinders’ strength as a premiere health and medical research University.”

Flinders improved in the specific subjects of English Language and Literature, returning to the world rankings after falling out for two years by being included in the 251-300 group.

Flinders also maintained its status in the world groups for Psychology (201-250 group), Education (251-300 group), Pharmacy and Pharmacology from the 301-350 ), Biological Sciences (451-500 group), Agriculture and Forestry (351-400 group) and Chemistry (551-600 group).

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