St Andrews rated top university

Monday 22 April 2013

The University of St Andrews has been ranked top in Scotland in the Leiden Ranking 2013, a prestigious scientific performance ranking.

The newly published 2013 rankings put the University of St Andrews at 47 in the overall placings, up 24 places on last year and fifth in the UK.

The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2013 measures the scientific performance of 500 major universities worldwide. Using a sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators, the ranking aims to provide highly accurate measurements of the scientific impact of universities and of universities’ involvement in scientific collaboration.

Professor Louise Richardson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews, said:

“St Andrews may be one of the world’s smaller research universities but demonstrably we have global impact as so many of our academics are producing important, recognised research.

“This is a good result for St Andrews, but it is also a good result for Scotland. As we celebrate 600 years of taking Scotland to the world, we are determined that Scotland’s first University should remain a critical international force and a means of strengthening Scotland’s contribution to matters of global concern.”

The University of St Andrews is currently in the middle of its 600th Anniversary Campaign, aiming to secure the endowment required to ensure St Andrews continues to lead the academic field into its seventh century. Find out more.

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