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:
- A key role in creating BlueCAM, the world’s first blue carbon accounting model, adopted by the Commonwealth Government
- Students awarding 5-stars to our courses in Agricultural & Environmental Studies, Computing & Information Systems, Engineering & Technology and Science & Mathematics in the most recent Good Universities Guide
- Expansion of the Engineering offering at the Gold Coast campus, building on the success of the courses at Lismore campus
- ARC Linkage project driving hemp food crop quality controls for Aussie growers
- Investigating deoxygenation and fish kills in the wake of the disastrous Northern Rivers floods in 2022
- Professor Bradley Eyre achieving the rare feat of two ARC Discovery Project grants in the same round, worth a total of $893,000
- Uncovering a new species of mountain frog in the rainforests of the NSW-QLD border
- Adult incontinence pads emerging as a worse waste problem than baby nappies
- New demonstration project partnership is set to ReCirculate plastic waste into construction material