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Leiden rankings place UEA in world's top 100 universities

Fri, 26 Apr 2013

The University of East Anglia has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities in a league table focusing on research excellence.

Published this week, the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2013 places UEA 90th in the world and 14th in the UK. In individual subject rankings the university comes fifth in the UK for Life and Earth Sciences and fourth for Social Sciences and Humanities.

In the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities, more researchers cite UEA work than that of any other university in the UK - illustrating its influence in these areas.

The news comes as UEA celebrates being ranked first in the Student Experience Survey 2013. The survey was published yesterday by the Times Higher Education magazine.

Pro-vice-chancellor for research Prof David Richardson said UEA was punching significantly above its weight in terms of the impact its research.
"The Leiden Ranking reflects our considerable investment in this area and illustrates the phenomenal impact and international reach of UEA research," he said.

The Leiden Ranking measures the scientific performance of 500 major universities worldwide. Using a sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators, it aims to provide highly accurate measurements of the scientific impact of universities and of universities' involvement in scientific collaboration. The ranking is based on citations for research publications.

Compared with other university rankings, the Leiden Ranking offers more advanced indicators of scientific impact and collaboration and uses a more transparent methodology. The ranking does not rely on highly subjective data obtained from reputational surveys or on data provided by universities themselves.

More information about the ranking results and the methodology of the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2013 is available at