Top 100 in the World for Philosophy in the QS World University Rankings 2016

We’ve been ranked in the Top 100 in the World for Philosophy in the QS World University Rankings 2016 – the largest-ever ranking of its kind. QS University rankings logo

The QS World University Rankings by subject is an annual league table of the top universities in the world and is arguably the best-known and respected ranking of its kind. The rankings are widely used by prospective and current students, university professionals and governments worldwide as an independent global comparison between different institutions.

The rankings recognise our global excellence in research, academic performance and the reputation of our department and our students when they enter employment.

Professor Jacqueline Labbe, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, commented:

“I am very pleased but not surprised that we have achieved such high rankings in Archaeology, History and Philosophy in the QS World Rankings by subject today. It is excellent news and a testament to the outstanding research, learning and teaching which takes place throughout our departments.“

Today’s news once again reaffirms the Faculty’s leading international position, its commitment to research-led teaching and the value of studying Arts and Humanities subjects. Other recent measures of assessment have also seen the Faculty of Arts and Humanities achieving significant external recognition. In the Times Higher Education World Rankings for Arts and Humanities 2015 we were ranked equal 54th-- up from 87th the previous year. This measure looks at teaching, research, and international outlook, among its criteria.

It is excellent news and a testament to the outstanding research, learning and teaching which takes place throughout our departments.”

PROFESSOR JACQUELINE LABBE, PRO-VICE-CHANCELLOR FOR THE FACULTY OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES

In the QS World Rankings 2015, in which 40% of the score derives from reputation as evinced by a survey of peers, the Faculty moved up to 109th position.

The sixth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject is the largest-ever ranking of its kind. The expert opinion of 76,798 academics and 44,426 employers informed the results, alongside the analysis of 28.5 million research papers and over 113 million citations sourced from the Scopus/Elsevier bibliometric database.

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