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The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013 has placed five University of Liverpool subjects in its top 100.
Pharmacy & Pharmacology and Mechanical Engineering are new entries to the worldwide top 100 for the University this year, joining existing top performing subjects Medicine, Earth & Marine Sciences, and Geography.
QS World University Rankings by Subject profiles the top 200 universities in the world for 30 individual subjects. Using academic and employer reputation surveys, citations per paper and the H-index, QS produces subject tables grouped under five broad faculty areas: Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences & Medicine, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences & Management.
The QS World University Rankings 2013, which profiles the world’s top 700 universities overall, are set to be released in the autumn.
Commenting on the results Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, Professor Sir Howard Newby said: “It’s fantastic to see that the University has added two more subjects to the top 100 QS World University Ranking by Subject tables. We have our sights firmly set on continuing to improve and strengthen our position as a world leader for learning and research and will continue to invest to raise the performance and perception of the institution and its subjects globally.”
Overall the University of Liverpool appears in 20 of the 30 published top 200 subjects, up from last year with Modern Languages entering the rank 151-200 and Communication and Media entering the rank 101-150.
Cambridge is top ranked in the Russell Group with 27 out of 28 top 10 rankings. Nottingham and Birmingham appear in the most top 200 subject tables, with 29 each, whilst Liverpool, with 20 subjects, ranks alongside Cardiff and Newcastle.
The summary of University of Liverpool subjects in the top 200 are:
“¢ Engineering – Mechanical
“¢ Pharmacy & Pharmacology
“¢ Earth & Marine Science
“¢ Biological Sciences
“¢ Environmental Sciences
“¢ Materials Science
“¢ Communication & Media Studies
“¢ English Language & Literature
“¢ Modern Languages
“¢ Engineering – Civil & Structural
“¢ Physics & Astronomy
“¢ Politics & International studies
For a full breakdown visit the website.
I believe that the University of Liverpool’s ranking will increase more. The reputation of the university is really well-known, and I think that the university should be top 20 universities in UK.
We are delighted to join colleagues in the top 100-150 ranking. As a small department of 6 people, it is particularly gratifying that establishing the new department in the School of the Arts has proved so successful.
Julia Hallam, Head of Department, Communication and Media
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