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Second successive top 50 global rating for Statistics & Operational Research at Southampton

Published: 8 March 2021
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Southampton’s global ranking for Statistics & Operational Research has risen again this year, reaching 33rd – an improvement of 4 places on last year - in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2021.

Southampton, which is ranked seventh by QS amongst UK universities listed in this subject area, not only improved its ranking for Statistics & Operational Research this year but also its ‘h-index’ score.  This measures the productivity and impact of work published by scientists and scholars in the subject through researchers from Mathematical Sciences, the Department of Social Statistics and Demography (part of the School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences), and the Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS).

Dave Woods, Professor of Statistics and Head of Statistics within Mathematical Sciences, said: “Academics from S3RI are world-leading in our core research areas, including design of experiments, biostatistics, and spatial modelling, and have built key relationships with national and international organisations and industries”.

Dr Toni Martinez-Sykora, Associate Professor in Business Analytics and Director of CORMSIS added: “Over recent years CORMSIS has grown and become an internationally-leading research centre in Operational Research/Management Science. This recognition from QS is showing the effort from over 50 leading academics and members from both Mathematical Sciences and Southampton Business School, carrying out world-class research and teaching as well as working closely with industry and public services.

“This is a recognition of the engagement from CORMSIS academics with international and world-leading conferences, research outputs and their impact, high-quality teaching and close engagement with industry and public services,” Dr Martinez-Sykora concluded.

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