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Medicine at Southampton maintains global ranking for third year running

Published: 1 March 2018
40 years of Medicine at Southampton
Medicine maintains global ranking for third year running

Medicine at the University of Southampton has maintained its global standing for the third year in a row in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Rankings by Subject 2017.

The recently released results show Medicine has consistently been in the top 100 for 2016, 2017 and 2018, and for the first time ever has also cracked the top 100 in the QS broad subject area of Life Sciences and Medicine.

The QS rankings are released annually and reflect internationally-recognised indicators of excellence to rate and rank the world’s leading universities. This year’s results continue to build on the University’s strong showing in the QS subject rankings last year, driven by Southampton’s continually improving academic reputation.

Dean of Medicine Professor Iain Cameron welcomed the news. He said: “We are proud of our reputation for delivering excellent education and research in Medicine. Maintaining the top 100 global ranking recognises the high quality of our innovative learning and discovery programmes.

“Southampton has a strong track record in basic medical research and early translation into the clinic. Our partnership with the local NHS enables us to improve patient care through research and to equip the next generation of doctors and biomedical scientists to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.”

Medicine is one of a number of subjects at the University of Southampton that have been named in the QS top 100.

In the QS top 50 are:

Nursing, 9th
Archaeology, 29th  
Earth Sciences, 36th
Mining Engineering, 42nd
Geography, 46th 

In the QS top 50 – 100 are:

Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
Performing Arts  

To find out more about Southampton’s leading research in Medicine click here



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