WU successful in latest QS University Subject Rankings


In the current ranking, WU is represented in six subjects in the Social Sciences & Management category.

In the current QS World University Rankings by Subject, WU is represented in in no fewer than six subjects in the Social Sciences & Management category. The results are based on various factors, including employer surveys and 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 49th place. WU also achieved placements in the fields of Accounting & Finance (101–150 group), Economics & Econometrics (103rd place), Social Sciences & Management (164th place), Law & Legal Studies (251–300 group), and Computer Sciences & Information Systems (501-550 group).

WU Rector Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger says, “The results of the latest QS rankings show that WU has an excellent international reputation, both in academia and the business world. In particular, our results in the field of Business & Management Studies confirm that the quality of WU’s research and teaching is internationally competitive.”

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 & Humanities; Engineering & Technology; Life Sciences & Medicine; Natural Sciences; Social Sciences & Management). 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.

In this year’s rankings, eight Austrian universities made it into the top 50. At the very top, the rankings are dominated by US and UK universities. ETH Zurich is the highest-ranked university in continental Europe.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

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