Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Macquarie subjects in world’s top 100

Macquarie University is among the world’s elite institutions in 21 of the 36 subjects featured in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject, published today. Nine of these subject areas at Macquarie were considered to be in the world’s top 100:

Macquarie University Linguistics School
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  • English language and literature
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Earth and marine sciences
  • Geography
  • Accounting and finance
  • Communication and media studies
  • Education
For this fifth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, QS evaluated 3,551 universities, qualifed 2,186, and ranked 894 institutions in total. More than 100 million citations attributions were analysed and QS verified the provision of over 14,000 programs.

The methodology combines analysis from QS Global Employer and Academic Surveys with bibliometric data from Elsevier’s Scopus database.

About Macquarie University’s Department of Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University is the largest of its kind in Australia, which includes substantial postgraduate programs, a full undergraduate program, more than 900 postgraduate coursework students, nearly 100 research students and four research centres of international standing.

The strength of the department lies in its breadth of coverage of linguistics sub-disciplines, and it has particular strengths in the areas of systemic functional linguistics, speech and hearing and language teaching. It has long been recognized for its research and teaching in areas such as lexicography and corpus linguistics, in phonetics and phonology (especially as applied to computer-based research in speech technology and speech perception), and in communication disorders. The department has a strong interest in the description of modern English language, especially work in systemic-functional grammar, in discourse analysis and pragmatics and in Australian English.

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