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Bangor University subjects make the grade in world table

Newly published analysis of the 2016 edition of the influential QS World University Rankings, which saw Bangor University soar 60 places to 411th position worldwide, now provides further information on rankings for different subject areas among the world’s best universities.

The subject rankings consider research and international reputation, and universities need to meet strict criteria to be included in the tables. This year, 26 subjects taught at Bangor, met those criteria. This is eight more subjects than last year and 16 more than were included from Bangor University in 2014, a substantial increase.

Outstanding subjects at Bangor University appearing in the world rankings include Agriculture & Forestry, placed in the top 150 worldwide and 6th in the UK, Environmental Sciences, placed in the top 200 worldwide and 20th in the UK and Psychology, placed in the top 200 worldwide and 26th in the UK.

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone Pro- Vice Chancellor for Research & Impact at Bangor University commented:

“Considering that institutions are measured by responses from their academic peers and from employers, and on the number of research papers published, our place in this year’s rankings highlight that researchers at Bangor University are recognised globally amongst the top tier of universities.  

The fact that we’ve increased the number of subject included in the list shows the breadth and depth of high -quality research and impact at Bangor University, and re-emphasises our position on the world-stage.”

The QS Subject Rankings were launched in 2011 and provide a guide to a range of popular fields of study in universities around the world. 

Other successes for Bangor University include achieving excellent results in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 which recognised over three-quarters of Bangor’s research as being either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”.

Publication date: 23 March 2016