St Andrews among top in the world for Arts and Humanities

Thursday 2 October 2014

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St Andrews is one of the top 50 universities in the world for research and teaching in the Arts and Humanities and among the top 20 for International Outlook, according to the Times Higher World University Rankings 2014/15 published today, October 2nd 2014.

The university is ranked 33rd in the world by THE for Arts and Humanities and has risen four places from last year. The Faculty of Arts at St Andrews comprises ten schools –  Art History, Classics, Economics, English, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Management, Modern Languages and Philosophy.

In the overall THE World Ranking, St Andrews is placed 111th, rising six places since 2013 and bucking a trend which has seen many UK universities lose ground to international competitors.

THE ranks universities by five broad indicators – Teaching, Research, International Outlook, Income from Industry and Citations.

St Andrews has made significant gains in its Research, International outlook and Citation scores over the last year.

For International Outlook –  a measure of diversity on campus and the degree to which staff collaborate with international colleagues – it is ranked 14th in the world.

For Citations – the number of times St Andrews’ research is cited in work by other scholars – it is 81st in the world.

The Times Higher result completes a successful run of league table rankings for St Andrews.

Last month it was ranked 88th in the world by the QS World University Rankings and 3rd in the UK behind Oxbridge in the definitive Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015.

It has also been named Scottish University of the Year for the second year running by the same guide.



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