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Queen Mary's place among world’s best universities recognised in new global rankings

Queen Mary University of London’s world class status has been reaffirmed in an international league table that has been published today (4 March 2020).

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Panoramic view of the Curve on the Mile End Campus
Panoramic view of the Curve on the Mile End Campus

The QS World University Rankings is a comparison of the world’s top universities and is an important reference for many organisations and individuals around the globe, including universities, businesses and students. Data published in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 shows that 10 subject areas at Queen Mary University of London are rated within the world’s top 100, with 4 of these within the global top 50.  

The QS rankings also show how Queen Mary stands out domestically, with 19 subjects at Queen Mary within the UK’s top 20, including Computer Science and Information Systems at 13 and Linguistics at 7.

Dentistry at Queen Mary is rated number 2 in the UK and 11 globally. Performing arts, a QS category including Drama and Film, is rated 9 in the UK and 31 in the world. And Law is 7 in the UK and 30 internationally.

Dentistry also scored a perfect 100% on the citations element of the rankings, closely followed by Medicine’s score of 97.7%, confirming the globally leading work that is being carried out, published and having a real impact on improving global health.

The QS data also demonstrates the progress Queen Mary is making in a number of areas, including the broad subject area of Social Sciences and Management, which incorporates a wide range of related subjects and are underpinned by our unwavering commitment to social change, moving 41 places up the rankings since last year.

Professor Colin Bailey, President and Principal at Queen Mary University of London, said:

“It is wonderful to see the excellent work by our staff being carried out at Queen Mary recognised in these global rankings. Our place among the leading institutions in the world is a source of real pride to all of us at Queen Mary. The QS rankings are a testament to the hard work of all our staff across the University. I thank them all for their efforts and congratulate them on their success.”

The QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world’s top universities in 48 individual subject areas across 5 broad subject areas, both defined by QS. Each subject is ranked by aggregating scores given in relation to academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per paper and a ‘H-Index’ - based on the set of the institution's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications.

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