University of Dundee

Dundee best in the UK in Biological Sciences research according to the QS World University Rankings

20 May 2013

Dundee is best in the UK in Biological Sciences research according to the QS World University Rankings. Research assessment in terms of citations per paper - the most commonly used general measure of quality and impact - rates Biological Sciences at Dundee Number 1 in the UK and Number 9 in the world. This also places Dundee at the top of the league of Universities outside the United States.

Professor Mike Ferguson, Dean of Research at the College said, “I’m delighted that Dundee appears at the top ofthe list of Universities for Biological Sciences research outside the US. Citations per paper is one of the best and most widely used criteria for judging research excellence, used by scientists themselves and by national and international funding bodies. Dundee’s reputation in the Biological Sciences, across our Colleges, continues to go from strength to strength.”

This year the College of Life Scienceswas also awardeda Regius Professorship in Life Sciences by the Queen, a rare privilegethat reflects the exceptionally high quality of teaching and research in this field at The University of Dundee.

The QS World University Rankings are the most widely read university comparisons of their kind. First compiled in 2004, QS World University Rankings were conceived to present a multi-faceted view of the relative strengths of the world's leading universities. The QS rankings currently consider over 2,000 universities, and ranks over 700, the top 400 of which are ranked individually. 

View the QS Rankings by Subject here...

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