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Southampton in world top 100 and UK top 10 for Statistics and Operational Research

Published: 
22 March 2016

Statistics and Operational Research at the University of Southampton placed in the top 100 in the world, and top 10 in the UK, according to the latest QS World Rankings.

 

Statistics and Operational Research at the University of Southampton placed in the top 100 in the world, and top 10 in the UK, according to the latest QS World Rankings.

The University as a whole ranked in the world’s top 45, its best ever performance in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Rankings. QS provides global rankings at institutional level, and ranks universities in 42 individual subject areas using data compiled from global surveys of academics and employers to assess international reputation, plus further indicators to recognise research impact.

Southampton has an excellent track record for Statistics and Operational Research (OR) in the QS World Rankings. Statistics and OR groups have existed within Mathematical Sciences since the 1960s. In the early 2000s, the broad multidisciplinary nature of Southampton activity in these areas was recognised through the establishment of the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI), drawing membership from Mathematical Sciences, Social Sciences, Health Sciences and Medicine; and the Centre of Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS) which spans Mathematical Sciences and Southampton Business School.

Statistics and OR academics work with a wide range of partners in business, industry, the public sector and charities. Recent examples include:

Head of Mathematical Sciences, Professor Jon Forster, said: “I am delighted that Southampton has again been recognised as amongst the leading Universities in the world for Statistics and Operational Research.

“At a time when the ability to extract information from complex data, and design efficient processes when resources are scarce, is more important than ever, Southampton Statistics and OR are at the forefront of research developments and training students to be the next generation of practitioners in these key disciplines.”

For more information on studying Statistics or Operational Research at Southampton, please visit our undergraduate and postgraduate course pages.

 

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