The latest edition of the World University Rankings has released its new findings based on university subjects and for the first time highlighted mining, showing which are the world’s top 100 mining schools.
In The QS World University Rankings by Subject, it surveyed close to 77,000 academics and analysed 28.5 million research papers and more than 113 million citations to find the top 100 mining schools by ranking their Mineral and Mining Engineering courses.
The Colorado School of Mines was ranked the number one place to obtain a mining engineering degree, following by MIT and Stanford University.
The universities of Cambridge and Oxford took out fourth and fifth place respectively.
The University of California, Berkeley, Imperial College London, Switzerland’s ETH Zurich, and the University of Hong Kong took out the remaining positions, while the University of Queensland and the University of Tokyo took out joint 10th position.
Other Australian contenders include the University of New South Wales, which ranked 16th, while Curtin University ranked ahead of the University of Melbourne, sitting at 19th and 21st respectively.
Australian universities appear again in the thirty rankings, with the University of WA coming in at 33, the University of Adelaide at 35, the University Sydney at 37, and Monash University at 39.
QUT and the University of Wollongong both ranked outside the top 50.