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University of Exeter placed 6 in UK, 8 in Europe and 34 globally in latest influential rankings

The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015, published today, has placed the University of Exeter sixth in the UK, eighth in Europe and top 40 in the world. The University also rose 24 places since 2014 in the overall rankings.

The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015 offers key insights into the scientific performance of 750 major universities worldwide. A sophisticated set of indicators provides statistics on the scientific impact of universities and on their involvement in scientific collaboration.

Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter, said: “These international rankings are extremely significant as they measure the quality of research outputs rather than the quantity. Our positioning within the rankings is based on the number of citations in highly respected and influential journals, showing how often Exeter’s high quality research has been referenced by other academics. Furthermore, it is an illustration of the substantial contribution Exeter researchers and scientists are making to the body of knowledge globally in their respective subjects.”

Date: 20 May 2015

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