The University of Dundee ranks 1st in the UK and is one of the top 25 Universities in the world for Biological Sciences (by citations) according to the QS World University Rankings.*
The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings places Dundee at 22 in the table, one of only two British Universities to make the top 25. Cambridge is 24th and Oxford 29th in Biological Sciences (by citations) with the next Scottish University, Glasgow, coming in at 47th place.
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.
Apart from citations per paper, which is the best peer-reviewed method for assessing an institutions excellence and research output, the University of Dundee also performed strongly in the international faculty and international student areas, ranked 58th in the world for Medicine and 66th for Biological Sciences.
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.
*2011/2012 QS World University Rankings by subject, Biological Sciences (by citation).