Southampton celebrates top 20 rankings 'hat trick'
The University of Southampton has scored a hat trick of top 20 placings in UK university league tables after coming 18th in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2015.
The news follows Southampton’s previous success in the Complete University Guide and Guardian University Guide. In May, the University experienced a climb of four positions to rank 16th in the Complete University Guide, followed by a rise of five places to 19th overall in the Guardian University Guide.
Global ranking success continues
The University of Southampton has climbed 14 places in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings to rank 132 overall.
In the THE, Southampton’s overall score and ranking position has improved year on year, with scores improving in all measures and the university’s ranking improving in four areas, including International Outlook, Research and Citations, in addition to the overall ranking.
In the THE’s World Subject Rankings, Southampton has entered the top 100 in Clinical, Preclinical & Health. It has also risen to 74th for Physical Sciences and rank 77th for Engineering & Technology.
In September, Southampton entered the top 150 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University for the first time ever – the university’s highest ranking in that table. The ARWU focuses relies heavily on research outputs, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals. Taking that aspect out of the equation, Southampton rises to 96 in the ARWU.
In the international table published by QS, also in September, Southampton maintained its status in the top 100 coming 94th overall.
“We’re delighted to confirm our place within the UK’s top 20 universities and proud to rank amongst the top one percent of universities in the world,” said Professor Don Nutbeam, University of Southampton Vice-Chancellor. “These rankings clearly reflect and underline the excellent work of our staff and students in maintaining our global reputation for academic excellence in education and research, which is changing the world for the better.”