School of Health Sciences

Nottingham subjects flying high in global league


Three subjects feature in world top 50

Three University of Nottingham subjects have been ranked within the top 50 in the world according to a new league table.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject table allows you to compare University of Nottingham subjects to their equivalents at other universities around the world, providing a subject ranking.

In addition to featuring in the top 50 worldwide, all three subjects have been ranked within the top 10 in the UK.

The following subjects are featured in this year’s ranking:

  • Nursing (28th in the world, fifth in the UK)
  • Veterinary Science (36th in the world, seventh in the UK)
  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology (seventh in the world, fourth in the UK)

The rankings, which feature 1,368 institutions are based on academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per research publication paper and an index that looks at productivity and impact of work published. It allows prospective students to compare universities in their particular area of interest.

Professor John Atherton, Pro Vice Chancellor, and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, said: “I was pleased to see how well we are doing as a University in the recent QS world university rankings. I was particularly pleased to see us ranked 7th in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology, 28th for nursing and 36th for veterinary science. Well done to all!”

Ben Sowter, Director of Research at QS, said: “This year’s edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject is a testament to the enduring excellence of UK higher education. Despite the uncertainty created by a consistently-shifting higher education landscape – with two changes of government, numerous ministerial changes and strategic shifts, and the well-documented difficulties presented by our exit from the European Union – our institutions appear to have responded to the challenge in admirable fashion, continuing to offer some of the best university programs in the world.

“Over the last five years, we have recorded both an increase in research impact, and no loss of employer confidence in the standard of graduate nurtured by UK universities. This is a set of results that augur well for the sector as it enters unchartered territory in a post-Brexit world.” 

Posted on Thursday 5th March 2020

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