University of Warwick climbs into the world's top 50

16 September 2015

  • University of Warwick climbs QS world rankings to 48th
  • One of 71 UK universities in the rankings
  • 10 subjects placed in the world's top 50
  • It follows rise in other global ranking

The University of Warwick is one of the world's top 50 universities according to the latest QS annual World University Rankings.

This is the 12th edition of QS’s annual ranking of the world’s top universities, which uses six performance indicators to assess institutions’ global reputation, research impact, staffing levels and international complexion.

A total of 82 countries are represented in the QS World University Rankings this year, with the largest shares claimed by the US (154), UK (71), Germany (43) and France (41). Japan has 38 entries, Australia 33, China 30, Canada and Italy 26 apiece, Brazil 22 and Russia 21.

The University of Warwick was ranked 48th in the world, a rise of 13 places in the past year. 

QS ranked 10 subjects at Warwick to be in the world’s top 50 and a total of 15 in the top 100. The 10 Warwick subjects ranked by QS in the top 50 in the world are:

English Language & Literature (22nd), History (15th), Modern Languages (33rd), Mathematics (44th), Accounting & Finance (42nd), Business & Management Studies (26th), Economics & Econometrics (29th), Politics & International Studies (46th), Sociology (23rd) and Statistics (& Operational Research) (43rd).

Fitting tribute

Warwick Business School is the largest department at the University of Warwick and recently saw its MSc Management course ranked in its highest ever position, third in the UK and 23rd in the world. 

The University of Warwick, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, was also ranked 92nd in the world by the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities earlier this year, a rise of 96 places, and named the University 13th in the world for Mathematics and 34th for Economics and Business.

It was also named University of the Year for 2015 by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Professor Sir Nigel Thrift, the University of Warwick’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “The University of Warwick’s placing in the top 50 universities in the world is a clear demonstration of the global renown for our dedication to research and academic excellence, ground-breaking international collaborations and attracting the highest standard of staff and students from around the globe.

“As we continue to celebrate our 50th anniversary the QS ranking is a fitting tribute to the work of Warwick staff and students that has underpinned our success.”

For more on how Warwick Business School is ranked click here and to see the the full QS World University rankings click here.


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