25 September 2023

UC leading the pack in PS research

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The University of Canberra (UC) has been declared Australia’s leading institution for public administration research.

Ranked first in Australia for public administration and 22nd globally for research projects, UC’s performance was based on the number of authors and citations reflected in the public administration field for the five years to 15 March.

Director of the University’s Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA), Mark Evans welcomed the ranking, saying it was a symbol of UC’s “powerhouse status” in public administration research, not just locally but worldwide.

Professor Evans said the analysis was completed by Sydney-based data analytics company League of Scholars, which crunched the numbers on more than 40,000 academics in Australia and more than 1.4 million researchers globally.

He said the announcement followed UC’s appearance for the first time in the QS world rankings for politics — in the 151–200 group.

Professor Evan said IGPA had one of the largest and strongest concentrations of scholars in public administration in Australia and its academics had long been shaping and informing the conversation around Government policy and practices.

“These rankings are proof the work we do is influential and confirms the strength and relevance of IGPA in Australia and globally,” Professor Evans said.

He noted that IGPA had five academics in the top 100 in the world for public administration research, including three in the top 50.

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