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11 Apr 2022 • 3 minute read

Global recognition for ECU’s sports research

ECU’s sports subjects have been ranked sixth in Australia, and 30th worldwide, in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.

ECU’s exercise and sports science facilities at the Joondalup Campus.
ECU’s exercise and sports science facilities at the Joondalup Campus.

ECU’s sports subjects continue to be recognised as among the best in the world, listed in the top 30 globally, and sixth in Australia, in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.

The University’s performing arts also ranked highly, rated top 100 worldwide and number two in Australia.

Nursing was again ranked in the top 100 and petroleum engineering top 150.

For the first time, ECU’s Business and Management Studies were included in the rankings, appearing in the 501-550 band. Among Australian universities, they are in the top 25.

ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman said ECU’s sports programs and research were already renowned around the world.

“For the second year in a row our sports subjects have been ranked 30th in the world, confirming that ECU is a top destination for anyone interested in a career in sports science or to conduct research in this field,” he said.

“Students and researchers alike have access to cutting edge facilities such as our Strength and Conditioning Lab and Exercise Physiology Lab, and partnerships with sporting teams such as the West Coast Eagles and Perth Glory.”

The partnerships provide Work Integrated Learning (placement) and volunteer opportunities with the clubs, as well as access to the Eagle’s new ECU High Performance Centre located at Mineral Resources Park.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject. Research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics, are used to rank universities.

For more information about ECU’s Australian and international rankings, visit our 5 star experience webpage.