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Ranked 37th in the world for Statistics and Operational Research

Published: 4 March 2020

Our global ranking for Statistics and Operational Research has climbed 11 places to 37th in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2020.

Dr Christine Currie, Associate Professor of Operational Research and Director of CORMSIS commented:

“CORMSIS is an internationally-leading centre in Operational Research and it’s great to see this being recognised by QS. We bring together over 50 academics in operational research from Mathematical Sciences and Southampton Business School to carry out world-class research and teaching, working closely with industry and public services.”


For Nikos Tzavidis, Professor of Statistical Methodology and Head of Economic, Social and Political Sciences, the ranking also reflects the diversity of expertise offered through a number of specialist centres within the University.

“This ranking provides evidence of the high quality research and education - at Undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels, in Statistics and Operational Research at the University of Southampton. Our academics make up one of the largest groups of statisticians in the UK working on research areas such as design of experiments, survey and official statistics methodology, statistical modelling, biostatistics and policy and evaluation,” he continued. “Our research is interdisciplinary and impacts government, business and industry.

“Both S3RI and CORMSIS are world class centres at the centre of our research activity working alongside the Schools of Economic Social and Political Sciences (Department of Social Statistics and Demography), Mathematics and the Business School,” he concluded.

Read the full story of Southampton University in the QS rankings.

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