Australia's leading school for Medicine and Life Sciences is Melbourne - No. 14 worldwide: QS World University Rankings 2018

The University of Melbourne has cemented its place as Australia’s leading university for Medicine and Life Sciences, at No. 14 worldwide, in the prestigious 2018 QS World University Rankings.

The faculty led Australia in all individual subject rankings (except Pharmacy and Pharmacology, which are not taught at the University):

  • No. 8 for Anatomy and Physiology (shared with the University of Toronto)
  • No. 15 for Psychology
  • No. 17 for Medicine
  • No. 23 for Biological Sciences
  • No. 24 for Dentistry
  • No. 27 for Nursing

The rankings, which compare institutions across 48 subjects, are based on surveys of graduate employers and academics, as well as research citations and large research collaborations.

Faculty Dean, Professor Shitij Kapur, said the rankings were testament to a strong research culture, investment in learning and teaching, and strong collaborations and partnerships.

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is one of just two medical schools in Australia to be included in the global top 20 for Medicine. It follows the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which placed Melbourne at No. 9 globally for clinical, pre-clinical and health education.

“We are pleased at this confirmation of the commitment, passion and talents of our academic staff, our research and clinical partners in the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, and the reputation for excellence from the employers who hire our graduates.”

“We are continuing to invest in shaping the world’s future health workforce, with major investments in research, and learning and teaching, to meet the needs of an evolving health and medical landscape.”