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09 March 2017

pharmacy studentsThe University of South Australia has improved its subject rankings across some key industry-focussed fields important to the SA economy in this year’s QS subject rankings.

Now number one in SA and in the top 10 nationally for Hospitality and Leisure management, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Art and Design and Architecture and Built Environment, UniSA featured in 20 of the 46 subject rankings.

UniSA is also in the top 10 in Australia for Materials Science and improved its rankings in nursing by two points putting it in the top 50 nursing programs globally.

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says the general move up the rankings, particularly in areas where there is strong industry demand for top quality graduates, is satisfying.

“A key element of the design of our programs is to ensure, not only that the academic learning is of the highest possible standard, but that there is continual input from industry and the professions so our students can see how they will apply their education when they graduate,” Prof Lloyd says.

“I am pleased to see that our quality education in some vital areas for South Australia is recognised.

“With major events such as the Tour Down Under, our fabulous Adelaide Festival of Arts and the Fringe, the Clipsal 500, OZAsia, WOMADelaide, and Tasting Australia all staged here and vital to the SA economy, it is important that we send out graduates with the best understanding of tourism and leisure event management to work in these demanding industries.

“I am also proud of our results in other key areas for the community, including health, where UniSA graduates go to play a vital role as nurses and pharmacists, but also as the researchers who develop new medicines, treatments and best practice to improve the lives of people young and old.”

Media contact: Michèle Nardelli mobile 0418 823 673 email michele.nardelli@unisa.edu.au

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