The University of Exeter has retained its strong position in the QS World University Rankings.

Exeter retains strong position in influential league table

Exeter’s position among the top universities worldwide has been confirmed, in the latest influential league table.

The University has also retained its strong position amongst the global top 200 in the QS World University Rankings 2018, published today (8 June).

Exeter has risen six places to joint 158th in the QS rankings, the largest and most extensive international table published.

This is the 14th year that QS has published its World University Rankings, which are based on six key indicators, and compiled by evaluating more than 12 million research papers and 75 million citations.

As well as rising in the overall rankings, Exeter also registered improvement in many of the key indicators, including Employer Reputation, which relates to employers’ readiness to hire graduates, and Academic Reputation.

Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter, said: “This latest ranking not just reinforces Exeter’s position amongst the best universities in the world, but also our commitment to delivering an outstanding teaching and learning experience for all our students.

“Our position in this significant ranking recognises Exeter’s strong research and academic reputation worldwide, as well as highlighting how our students benefit from our strong employer reputation, and is a testament to the hard-work, dedication and expertise of everyone associated with the University.”

Earlier this year, both science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter were ranked among the world’s best in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. Twelve subjects at Exeter were ranked in the world’s top 100 – with seven in the top 50.

Exeter also has at least one top 100 subject in each of the ‘Subject Areas’ that map onto our six Colleges - Life and Environmental Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences; the Medical School; the Business School; Humanities; and Social Sciences and International Studies.

Date: 7 June 2017

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