Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.
The University is ranked seventh in the world for Education and eighth in the world for Law, while all of the University’s 41 subject areas fall within the global top 100.
Released earlier this morning, the QS World University Rankings by Subject tracks the performance of more than 4200 universities across 42 subject areas, an increase on six subjects from 2015.
Australia is third-best performer overall in the global rankings.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis said one of the most pleasing aspects of today’s results was the significant improvement of the University’s subjects across the board.
“We’ve seen sixteen subjects improve on their 2015 standings, with nearly a third of these coming in the Arts and Humanities area.”
“As a University community we take great pride in the breadth and depth of the subject offerings we make available to students, and today’s results reaffirm our commitment to this broad-based offering.
“While we’re obviously proud of the continued strong international performance of Education and Law, the fact that we have seen subject improvements in every category is a fantastic result,” concluded Professor Davis.
The full rankings are available here.