UEA’s Development Studies makes global top ten

Published by  Communications

On 4th Mar 2021

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UEA’s Development Studies has been rated as one of the top ten in the world by a global university rankings table released today (Wednesday 3 March).

The 2021 QS World University Rankings Table by Subject analyses the quality of courses from across 1,400 institutions in 51 different subject areas and uses results of global academic and employer surveys, in addition to the quality and quantity of research citations, to rank them.

It was under those criteria that UEA’s Development Studies offering was placed in 9th for 2021. This is the first time it has been in the global top ten, notwithstanding its track record in research excellence being the third highest ranked development studies institution in the UK in the last UK Research Assessment Exercise.

Laura Camfield, Head of UEA’s School of International Development, said: “The award recognises both our internationally excellent research and the great strides we have made in increasing the employability of our graduates. We are proud to take our place alongside global influencers such as Harvard and Oxford.”

UEA also improved in its ranking in Environmental Sciences, which was placed joint 44th best in the world, up from =48th last year, and the 8th highest in the UK.

There were other success stories for UEA, with Earth and Marine Sciences and Geography maintaining places in the global top 100, as well as entering the top 100 new QS subject areas of Geology and Geophysics.

QS also publishes tables for ‘Broad Subject Area’ in their World University Rankings Table by Subject and there was further good news for UEA’s Natural Sciences subject area in that, with a rise from 324th in the world to =301st.

You can find a full list of the rankings for UEA and other universities in all subject areas on the QS website.

 

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