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Global recognition for Ocean and Earth Science at Southampton in QS World Rankings

Published: 21 March 2016
Waterfront Campus, NOCS
Ocean and Earth Science, Waterfront Campus

Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton has maintained its position as 28th in the world, in the QS World University Rankings.

This year’s results reflect the University of Southampton’s best ever performance in the QS subject rankings, driven by the University’s continually improving academic reputation.

Professor Rachel Mills, Dean of Natural and Environmental Sciences, added: “Ocean and Earth Science has consistently appeared in the top 30 Earth & Marine Science departments for the last three years. This position reflects our global influence in research and education at all levels.”

The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings reflect internationally-recognised indicators of excellence to rate and rank the world’s leading universities. In addition to providing global rankings at institutional level, QS 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.

“These results in the QS World Rankings by Subject recognise Southampton’s excellence across a wide range of areas where the University has established an international reputation,” said Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Christopher Snowden. “Perhaps most importantly, these rankings reflect our impact as a University in the eyes of our peers in industry and academia which substantiates and reinforces our reputation around the world.”

Last September, the University of Southampton rose 13 places to 81 in the QS World University Rankings to consolidate its position amongst the world’s leading institutions. Amongst UK universities in the table, Southampton ranked 17.


What our students think..

"I love that I study at Ocean and Earth Science at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton. The fact that it’s a research centre means students can take advantage of the labs and facilities, which is particularly useful for fourth year research projects. It’s also helpful because if you wanted to specialise in a particular field within your degree, chances are, there is someone here at the Waterfront Campus who is already researching it."

Vanessa Phan
MSci Geology 2016


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