Southampton University in global top 100

Wednesday June 19th, 2019

Southampton confirms global top 100 status in World University Ranking.


SMMI building credit University of Southampton


The University of Southampton has maintained its place amongst the world’s top 100 universities after placing 97th overall in the QS World University Rankings 2020, published today (Wednesday, 19 June).

The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings feature 1,001 institutions in its published list and is based on performance indicators focused on excellence in research as well as the University’s global reputation amongst fellow Academics and Employers where Southampton’s academics have particularly made important strides in recent years through their increased visibility and engagement around the world.

Southampton scores particularly well for International Students and International Faculty as a measure of how internationally attractive the University is to students and staff from outside of the UK. The score for Citations per Faculty has also strengthened as a measure of the impact and quality of Southampton’s research outputs.

Earlier this year, the University placed five subjects amongst the top 50 in the world in the latest QS World Rankings by Subject, led by Nursing at 5th overall, Mining Engineering at 30th, Earth & Marine Sciences at 46th, Statistics & Operational Research at 48th and Archaeology at joint 48th.


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