Deakin University has Best Sport Science Faculty in the World
“Deakin University has been deemed to have the best sports science department in the world in a new niche league table from the respected ShanghaiRanking.
“The ranking found five Australian universities in the top 20, ten in the 50 and 22 in the top 300.
“Deakin was followed by the University of Queensland (5), Edith Cowan (14), University of Western Australia (17), and Victoria University (19).
“The Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments assesses key areas, including the number of times research work is cited by others globally, and the total number of papers published, with a score awarded for the number published in the top 25 per cent of journals in the world.
“In a statement ShanghaiRanking said with the global sporting industry undergoing enormous growth and with governments and wealthy individuals eager to invest in sporting events, facilities, agencies and sponsorships both inside and outside China, sports science was set to boom as an area of university research and study.”