Dundee among world’s best in subject rankings

The University of Dundee features among the world’s elite higher education institutions in this year’s QS World University Rankings© by Subject, published on 29th April 2015.

Art & Design, Biological Sciences and Education at Dundee are in the World’s Top 100, Medicine and Pharmacology feature in the Top 150, and English Language & Literature is in the Top 250 institutions worldwide.

This is the first time that Art & Design and English Language & Literature have been included in the QS Rankings and Dundee has made an immediate impact.

“It is very encouraging to see our performance in areas like Art & Design and English Language & Literature being ranked immediately among the best in the world,” said Professor Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee.

“The spread of subjects we are ranked in shows our strengths from life sciences and medicine right through to the Humanities.”

This is the fourth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The rankings evaluated 3,467 universities and ranked 971 institutions in total. Over 82 million citations attributions were analysed and the rankings verified the provision of 13,132 programmes.



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