The University of New South Wales has been ranked the top university in accounting research among all Asia-Pacific universities, according to a recent study published in the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.
In addition, two of our Professors, Wai Fong Chua and Ken Trotman, have been named among the whole region's top research authors. For research published in the select top-5 accounting journals, Wai Fong is the region's second highest ranking author, behind Hun-Tong Tan of Singapore's Nanyang Technological University.
The research ranking was based on the total number of articles, weighted by co-authorship and co-affiliation, published in 18 leading accounting journals over the period 1991-2002. The study included a total of 119 universities.
The Asia-Pacific region's top five accounting research universities were:
- University of New South Wales
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- Nanyang Technological University
- University of Sydney
- City University Hong Kong
The study also found that the top Asia-Pacific universities have achieved a research productivity that is competitive with major public and private universities in North America. Applying the study's methodology, The University of New South Wales would have been ranked 12th in North America, comparable to Columbia University.
The study was authored by Kam C. Chan of Western Kentucky University, Carl R. Chen of the University of Dayton, and Louis T.W. Cheng of Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
This study is a rewarding tribute to our School's exceptional staff members. Their intelligence, commitment and teamwork consistently produce outstanding research and teaching. We are proud to be recognised as a centre of research excellence for the Asia-Pacific region.