The 2023 edition of the QS World University Rankings considers data from 1,500 institutions worldwide, with around 160 universities in the UK providing information. Bangor University is included within six disciplines, with all the subjects improving against the previous table:
• Agriculture & Forestry: Ranked in the Top 150 globally, and 6th in the UK
• Psychology: Ranked in the top 250 globally, and 33rd in the UK
• Environmental Sciences: Ranked in the top 300 globally, and 30th in the UK
• Economics & Econometrics: Ranked in the top 530 globally, and 51st in the UK
• Medicine: Ranked in the top 600 globally, and 40th in the UK
• Biological Sciences: Ranked in the top 600 globally, and 42nd in the UK
Citations, or how often research papers are referred to in other peer-reviewed papers, is one of the key metrics in the table, and Agriculture & Forestry, Medicine, and Environmental Sciences at the university have secured particularly high scores within this metric. The metrics also consider the institution’s academic and employer reputation, and the international research collaborations within disciplines.
Professor Paul Spencer, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research commented: “This is a further indicator of the excellent standard of research at Bangor University, which of course, feeds into our research-led teaching and student experience.
"Our pioneering and impact-driven research is tackling some of the biggest questions facing the world today and we strive for continual improvement, and I’m grateful to all our staff for their hard work and commitment.”
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, published in 2022, recognised that 85% of Bangor University’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent.