The Australian National University is having a good old gloat at its 12th place in the 2011 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.
In the latest set of international rankings by QS, the University is sixth in modern languages, philosophy and geography and area studies, 10th in linguistics and 12th in history.
The modern languages ranking recognises the University’s strong reputation in foreign language teaching as well as its unique focus on Asia-Pacific languages. It places ANU in the company of other internationally-renowned institutions including Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge and Yale.
Director of the School of Culture History and Languages in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Professor Kent Anderson, said the high ranking recognised the language expertise and investment at the University.
“We are proud that over the last four years language enrolments at ANU have increased by 22 per cent and nearly 50 per cent over the last decade,” he said. “We are proud that in an increasingly rationalised educational area we have been able to increase the languages taught at ANU from 22 to 24.
This is up from 17 in 2010