QS World Rankings: Environmental Sciences Makes Historic Leap

Mangrove trees at Cape TribulationMangrove trees at Cape Tribulation in Far North Queensland (credit David Clode on Unsplash).

Southern Cross University’s environmental sciences expertise is now globally recognised and ranks in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

It is the first time Environmental Sciences at Southern Cross has ranked in the annual QS subject evaluations, emerging in the top 450 universities worldwide.

The QS rankings by subject is an independent comparative analysis on the performance, as of 2023, of 18,300 individual university programs undertaken by students at 1,594 institutions around the world, across 54 academic disciplines.

Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Tyrone Carlin, said the result demonstrated Southern Cross University’s improved academic and employer reputation metrics along with world-class research output and quality courses.

“Colleagues in the Environmental Sciences field have been refining education programs over the past several years while continuing to pursue research that makes an impact locally, regionally and globally.

“Many of our researchers have dedicated their careers to understanding and solving some of the world’s greatest problems. Their discovery and research generate interest from government and industry and influence public policy.”

Developments led by the Southern Cross Environmental Sciences team over the past year include:

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