University moves up 36 places in CWTS Leiden rankings

The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2013 has placed the University of Liverpool 125th in the world for its proportion of collaborative publications – a rise of 36 places compared to last year.

The worldwide rankings, which measure the scientific performance of 500 universities, has moved the University of Liverpool up to 8th place in the UK, and 5th in the Russell Group, for the proportion of its publications with an inter-institutional collaboration.

The CWTS Leiden Ranking is based on Web of Science indexed publications from the period 2008–2011.

Rise in rankings

In terms of scientific impact of published articles the University of Liverpool has been ranked 166th in the world – a rise of 20 places, and a move which places Liverpool 18th in the Russell Group and 26th in the UK ahead of Southampton, Manchester and Queen’s University Belfast.

Natural Sciences and Engineering was the best performing subject area for the University ranked 12th in the UK for impact, closely followed by Mathematics and Computer Science which has been ranked at 15th in the UK.

Commenting on the rankings Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Howard Newby, said: “As an institution, we are dedicated to promoting collaboration with great minds across the globe. Inter-institutional and international collaboration can have an immense impact on efforts to address some of the world’s toughest challenges, and it’s fantastic to see that this impact is continuing to increase.”

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