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University of Southampton maintains place in top 100 list

The University of Southampton has kept its place in the world's top 100 universities.

The university has been placed 97th in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Ranking 2020, published on Wednesday (19 June).

The global top 100 ranking is based on a range of indicators that focus on excellence in teaching and research, the reputation of universities amongst employers and fellow academics, and the international mix of students and staff. 

Southampton scores particularly well for International Students and International Faculty as a measure of how internationally attractive the University is to students and staff from outside of the UK.

Professor Mark Spearing, President and Vice-Chancellor (Interim) said:

“I am delighted that the University of Southampton’s continued ranking amongst the world’s top 100 universities recognises the extent of our international standing,

“This achievement reflects internationalisation as a key strategic priority for us and we will continue to extend our research, education and enterprise activities worldwide to strengthen further our future global position.” 

Earlier this year, the University placed five subjects amongst the top 50 in the world in the latest QS World Rankings by Subject.

They were led by Nursing at 5th overall, Mining Engineering at 30th, Earth & Marine Sciences at 46th, Statistics & Operational Research at 48th and Archaeology at joint 48th. 

Over 1.5 million academics and 240,000 employers around the world contributed their views to QS this year, with over 13 million research papers and 93 million citations also reviewed and analysed to measure the impact of the research produced by the universities ranked.

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