Newcastle ranks among top 5% of world’s unis in QS ranking

Many subjects were singled out as the world's best

25th April 2016

Newcastle University has been placed among the world’s top 5% of universities in this year’s QS World University rankings.

The QS Top University rankings highlight the top universities in both overall global and subject rankings. In total 16 universities topped the leagues as first ranked in at least one of 42 subjects, more subjects than any other survey has ever considered.

Newcastle University was no exception, as many courses were singled out among the world’s top.

Many of the universities popular courses such as medicine, environmental sciences, agriculture, forestry, architecture and English language and literature. However Dentistry and Geography shone as the most well performing subjects at 37 and 42 within their categories.

The QS base their rankings on a wide range of accolades, from academic reputation to employer reputation and research impact. They also take into account the opinions of thousands of academics and employers.

Not only did Newcastle also became one of only 14 universities in the world, and two in the UK, to achieve the five plus QS Stars.

More than 150 universities in over 35 countries are signed up to the QS stars rating system.

The specific student and research areas that received this prestigious tribute included; teaching, student employability, research, internationalisation, facilities, innovation, inclusiveness, life sciences and medicine.

Vice Chancellor Professor Chris Brink commented; “The results of the QS World University Rankings by Subject is further evidence of our international strengths in teaching and research.”

He also advised students to consider a wide variety of league tables to check whether it considers the topic they would be interested in.

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