In the recently released 2021 Leiden Ranking, in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities, UQ is ranked 13th in the world, and second in Australia.

In the most recent 2021 Shanghai Rankings ‘Global Ranking of Academic Subjects’, Political Sciences at UQ was ranked second highest in Australia, after the Australian National University. 

International Relations at UQ was ranked 9th in the world in the 2017-2018 University Ranking by Academic Performance – Field Based Ranking.

Political Science at UQ was rated as ‘well above world standard – 5’ in the Excellence in Research Australia assessment of research quality in 2018, 2015 and 2012. 

Our student evaluations of courses and teachers are ranked well above Faculty and UQ averages.