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Latest World Rankings place Leicester in the top 10 in England for the impact of its research as measured by citation levels per academic

Posted by mc234 at Sep 06, 2011 01:20 PM |
The University has also retained its position in the top 200 universities globally for the fourth successive year, placing it amongst the top 2% of universities worldwide.

The QS World Rankings published yesterday (5 September 2011) placed Leicester in 195th position.

The Research Impact scores relate to citations per academic.

University QS Citation score per academic
University of Cambridge 92.7
UCL (University College London) 89.5
University of Oxford 82.0
Imperial College London 79.6
University of Bristol 69.3 
King's College London (University of London) 68.5
University of Leicester 68.4
University of Southampton 58.4
Newcastle University 57.2
The University of Sheffield


Professor Schurer, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise said “These scores reflect the international quality and standing of research at the University of Leicester. As a research-intensive institution, which prides itself on the strength of our research and how it translates to the wider world – as well as informing our teaching and training – we are pleased to see that the investments we have made, and will continue to make, place us amongst the very best research-based universities in the country."

The QS World University Rankings is an annual league table of the top 600 universities in the world and is arguably the best-known and respected ranking of its kind. Compiled by the QS Intelligence Unit in close consultation with an international advisory board of leading academics, the QS World University Rankings is widely referenced by prospective and current students, university professionals and governments worldwide.

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