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City moves up QS World University Rankings by Subject

Seven subject areas have made it into the top 200 this year
by Sophie

nullSeven of City University London's subject areas have been included in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014. The annual rankings highlight the top 200 universities in the world in 30 subjects.

City is listed in 23rd place for Communications and Media, moving up seven places since last year. Accounting and Finance retained its place in the 51 to 100 range while Economics and Econometrics improved its position and is now included in the top 150.

The City Law School achieved a place in the top 200 for the first time while Sociology, Computer Science and IS; and Statistics and Operational Research retained their rankings in the top 200.

Professor Sir Paul Curran, Vice-Chancellor of City University London commented:

"City's improved placement in the global rankings is evidence of the excellent work being carried out across the University. It reflects our world-leading and internationally-excellent research and our growing reputation as a leading global University".

The QS World University Rankings by Subject is a comprehensive guide to the world's top universities in popular subject areas. The rankings are based on research citations and international reputational surveys of over 90,000 academics and graduate employers.

Ben Sowter, Head of Research for QS, commented:

"These rankings show that City University London has several very strong departments, particularly in the social sciences. City has received significant international recognition in Communications and Media, in which it ranks 23rd globally and 2nd in the UK".

He added: "Through taking a more targeted approach to ranking universities we have been able to pick up on the particular strengths of institutions such as City University London much more effectively than is possible in overall institutional rankings."

Harvard remains the best all-round institution in the world. It was ranked first in 11 of the 30 disciplines. The University of Oxford achieved the highest placement of any UK institution with first place rankings for English Language and Literature, Modern Languages and Politics.

The QS World University Rankings was established in 1990. In 2011 QS extended the scope to produce the QS World University Rankings by Subject which evaluates 30 individual disciplines.

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