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5 September 2011

Dundee ranked as one of the world's top 200 universities

The University of Dundee has been ranked in the top 200 of universities worldwide in a new survey.

The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings placed Dundee at 199 in the table, up from 201 last year. QS examined 2,919 of the world's 20,000 higher education institutions to establish a ranking of 712 top centres.

The survey rated universities in several areas including academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, citations, and faculty areas. The University was ranked 58th in the world for Medicine and 66th for Biological Sciences, and also performed strongly in the international faculty and international student areas.

Professor Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, said he was pleased to see Dundee move into the top 200 bracket and that he hoped to see continual improvement in coming years.

'Whilst it is gratifying to see Dundee recognised as one of the world’s top 200 universities, we are still striving to improve our standing across the globe,' he said.

'A lot of hard work is taking place across the University to build on our areas of international strength in teaching and research, and it is our ambition to continue our progress and our reputation around the world.'

This year’s ranking includes the opinions of 34,000 academics and 17,000 employers globally to make up 50% of the weighting. The other 50% is drawn from hard data indicators.

The ranking follows on from Dundee being shortlisted as University of the Year in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2011 last week.

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