University of Tasmania’s Subjects Rank Among World’s Best. University of Tasmania December 4, 2014 Courses, Featured, UTAS The University of Tasmania has placed within the top 100 best universities in the world for both Earth Sciences and Plant and Animal Science, according to the most popular ranking site in the United States. The US News Rankings – Best Global Universities has placed the University of Tasmania at number 100 globally for Plant Sciences and number 96 for Earth Sciences, reflecting the University of Tasmania’s focus on quality teaching and research. The ranking system bases its findings on a large range of factors, including international collaboration, global research reputation, and number of citations. The overall Best Global Universities rankings encompass the top 500 institutions spread out across 49 countries. Are you fascinated by the world around you? Always wondering how things work? Read more about our world renowned Earth Sciences and Plant and Animal Science courses.