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Thursday 7 July 2011

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The University of St Andrews has been voted amongst the top 10 best places to work in academia outside the USA in a worldwide survey compiled by The Scientist magazine.

Readers of The Scientist, magazine of the life sciences, ranked the University of St Andrews the 9th best international institution in its 9th annual Best Places to Work in Academia survey.

Welcoming the news Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson said:

“It is wonderful to see the University receive this kind of recognition from our peers around the world. I would like to take this opportunity to thank staff and students alike for all they do to create the atmosphere and spirit of collaboration that helps make us a world-leading academic community. I hope that we can build on this success to ensure that we continue to attract the best minds from around the globe to come St Andrews.”

“Collaboration was a recurring theme among this year’s top-ranked institutions,” said The Scientist editor Jef Akst. “It’s clear that scientists value the accessibility of fruitful partnerships to enhance their research.”

The Top 10 International Institutions:

  1. Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  2. INRA, Versailles, France
  3. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  4. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  5. University of Groningen, Netherlands
  6. University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
  7. Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
  8. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  9. University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
  10. University of Liverpool, England

The full article with detailed survey results can be found in the July 2011 issue of The Scientist and is available online at

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