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The University of Exeter has reinforced its position as one of the best universities in the world

University of Exeter reinforces position in influential world ranking

The University of Exeter has reinforced its position as one of the best universities in the world, according to the latest influential rankings.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016, published on Monday, has seen the University retain its place amongst the top 200 ranked global institutions.

The rankings, first published in 2003, are based on several academic and research-based measures, including the number of articles published in leading journals Nature and Science, and the number of highly cited researchers.

Within the UK, the rankings placed Exeter between 16th and 21st, compared to 18th-21st last year.

Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter, said: “These latest rankings once again confirm that Exeter is making a real global impact through its vital new research.

“The important factors that determine our rankings, such as number of citations and published research in highly respected journals, offer a key illustration of just how respected our world-leading academics are due to their innovative, pioneering work.”

The ARWU 2016 rankings are the latest success for Exeter on the international stage.

Last year, the University broke into the top 100 universities in the world for the first time in the highly influential Times Higher Education World University Rankings, placed 93rd.

Earlier this year, the University was sixth in the UK, eighth in Europe and 35th in the world in the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2016, which offers key insights into the scientific performance of 750 major universities worldwide.

Date: 16 August 2016

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