UQ sport science ranks in top 5 globally
UQ's School of Human Movement and Nutrition
Sciences has ranked 4th and
5th in the world for sport science in two highly
respected global rankings systems.
This month, UQ placed 4th in CEOWORLD
World's Top Universities for Sport Science In 2016.
Head of School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Professor
Andrew Cresswell said the accolade was a reflection of
UQ's dedication to being a world-leader in sport and exercise
science education and research.
"Our strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research is
paramount to our success, and permeates everything we do,"
Professor Cresswell said.
"We aspire to be at the forefront of learning and strive to
ensure students meet the needs of the sport science industry, are
job-ready, and equipped with the skills and knowledge to succeed in
their chosen careers."
The ranking is based on six key indicators of quality, including
academic reputation, admission eligibility, job placement rate,
recruiter feedback, specialisation, and global reputation and
It comes one month after UQ ranked 5th in
ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and
The ShanghaiRanking assessed key areas of research performance,
including the number of papers published in top sport science
journals and the number of citations of articles.
Professor Cresswell said the school's performance was led by
outstanding teaching and research staff, and work being undertaken
in the research centres.
"To be rated among the very best in the world by two highly
respected ranking systems, and to score higher than many larger
universities with celebrated kinesiology and human movement
departments, is a huge accolade," Professor Cresswell said.
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