Civil Engineering at Adelaide University ranks in the world’s Top 40

The University of Adelaide ranks ahead of most of the world’s universities when it comes to civil engineering. Ranked at 36, the school beats University of Melbourne, Cambridge,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to a place in the top 40.

This latest ranking comes courtesy of the Academic World Ranking of Universities (AWRU) is held by The Economist as being the world’s most widely used ranking annual ranking tool of research universities. The AWRU bases its rankings on assessments of more than 1200 institutions worldwide. As part of their assessment the AWRU ranked University of Adelaide civil engineering as one of the top schools in the world in terms of citations.

It is not the first time that the University has been celebrated for its world-class standing. In the last Excellence in Research Australia report (2015) the University of Adeladie was celebrated with top rating of ‘well above world class’.

Associate Professor Mark Thyer, the Director of Research within the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering (CEME) at the University of Adelaide, commented,

‘Civil Engineering at the University of Adelaide is really at the leading edge of the discipline. I think it’s a testament to the innovative thinking inside the school that our graduates find themselves flourishing in worlds as far apart as Uber, smart cities and natural disaster risk management.’

The school’s annual showcase, Ingenuity, will bring some of its new thinking to the public in late October 2017.

‘Ingenuity is a great opportunity to really get a sense of where civil engineering can take you,’ Assoc Prof Thyer said. ‘It’s been a long time since we were just working with infrastructure like roads and bridges as isolated designs. Now we are aiming to develop innovative design and planning techniques that take advantage of smart sensing technology to ensure we provide sustainable and livable integrated cities for the 21st century. “

The outstanding ranking for Civil Engineering at the University of Adelaide comes just as the current Head of School announced he is stepping down. This means that the University is seeking its next leading light for this critical leadership role. It is a fantastic opportunity for an international leader to make his or her mark in one of the world’s best civil engineering institutes.

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