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WU successful in latest QS University Subject Rankings


In the current QS World University Rankings by Subject, WU is represented in six subjects in the Social Sciences & Management category. The results are based on data including employer surveys and the quality metrics for academic publications.

In the field of Business & Management Studies, WU is the only Austrian university to be ranked among the top 50 international universities, coming in at 36th place. WU also achieved placements in the subject areas Accounting and Finance (95th place), Economics & Econometrics (96th place), Social Sciences & Management (119th place), Law & Legal Studies (201–250 group), and Computer Sciences & Information Systems (401–450 group). “The results of the latest QS Subject Rankings show that WU has an excellent international reputation, both in academia and the business world. Especially our results in the Business & Management Studies category show that WU’s research and teaching is highly competitive internationally,” says Rector Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger.

About the QS Rankings

The annual World University Rankings issued by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) are among the best-known higher education rankings worldwide, alongside the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking. In addition to the World University Rankings, QS also publishes the QS World University Rankings by Subject, which rank 15,200 degree programs taught at 1,543 universities around the world in five general disciplines (Arts and Humanities; Engineering and Technology; Life Sciences and Medicine; Natural Sciences; Social Sciences and Management). Seventeen Austrian universities are listed in this year’s subject rankings. The rankings are based on four indicators: Two types of surveys to determine universities’ reputation scores with a total of over 200,000 respondents worldwide – one survey conducted among academics and one among employers – and citation and impact scores of academic publications.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022


Cornelia Moll
Press Relations Officer
Tel: + 43-1-31336-4977
Email: cornelia.moll@wu.ac.at

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