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Classics and Maths top UK league table

The University of St Andrews has been voted the top UK institution to study Classics and Maths.

According to today’s Guardian University Guide, the University beat off competition from all other UK Universities on the grounds of their excellent record for teaching and research. The league table also ranked St Andrews the third best place to study biosciences and chemistry.

Professor Alan Cairns of the School of Mathematics and Statistics said, “We are very pleased to be recognised in this way. It’s a tribute to the efforts of staff in maintaining innovative, relevant and up-to- date courses and exploiting the use of 21st century technology to the ultimate benefit of our students.”

Meanwhile, Professor Greg Woolf of the department of Ancient History said, “For St Andrews to be singled out as having the top Classics unit in any UK University is great news and illustrates our success in combining classical skills with innovative teaching techniques. It also shows the value of developing a wide range of connected disciplines including archaeology, ancient languages, literatures, philosophies and history.”

Full details on the overall listings can be viewed at http://www.guardian.co.uk

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Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07730 415 015 or email cg24@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: leaguetable/standrews/chg/22may2001

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