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Newcastle University peaks in global subject ranking

March 17, 2017

A total of 27 subjects at the United Kingdom based Newcastle University appeared in the recently published QS World University Rankings by Subject across the university’s three faculties. Newcastle is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities in five different subject areas, and within the top 200 for a further 13.
Dentistry and Geography have been rated as the best performing subjects, standing at 32 and 50 in the world respectively.

Comments Professor Richard Davies, pro-vice-chancellor, Engagement and Internationalisation, Newcastle University, “The latest QS World University Rankings by Subject results reflect the world-class teaching and research, across all of our three faculties. The ranking is a testament to the brilliant work done by everyone at the university and the outstanding support we offer to our students during their time at Newcastle. The positive results highlight our commitment to delivering the best possible teaching, learning and research for our students through continuous investment in improving facilities on campus and teaching standards.”

Undergraduate Geography student, Hugh Vermont, said, “I really value the flexibility and the variety of the modules offered on my course as it allows me to study a broad range of academic material from different disciplines. My favourite module has been the Berlin Fieldtrip module for very obvious reasons. I got to spend a week in one of Europe’s most interesting cities, I made a load of new friends and the basis of the trip was one of the areas I am most fascinated.”

Anna Davies, a stage-four Dentistry student, said, “The teaching quality is excellent within the Dental School – you have leading world experts giving you lectures on their specialist subjects. There are also a lot of dentists that come in to supervise clinics this allows you to get advice and teaching from several different sources. Every student has a personal tutor for their five years within the dental school. You can go to your personal tutor for advice and help throughout your time at the dental school in addition to meetings that are scheduled during the year. This allows you to get to know your tutor well and they can offer any advice you may need.”

Published annually since 2011, the rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. To compile the rankings, QS evaluated 4,438 universities, qualified 3,098 and ranked 1117 institutions in total. Over 127 million citations attributions were analysed, and QS verified the provision of over 18,900 programmes.

Last year, Newcastle University became one of only 17 universities in the world, and only two in the UK, to achieve five plus QS Stars from QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the first international assessment of its kind. More than 150 universities in over 35 countries have now signed up to the QS Stars rating system, which evaluates institutions against over 50 indicators and awards universities between one and five stars.

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