The University of Southampton

Trio of subjects feature in Times Higher rankings

Published: 4 October 2016

The Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, incorporating Electronics & Computer Science, Physics & Astronomy and the Optoelectronics Research Centre is celebrating well-earned recognition in the Times Higher Education (THE) Subject Rankings 2016-2017, for the quality of its programmes.

Computer Science, a new subject ranking for the THE this year, is ranked 54th amongst the world’s best. The ranking places the University 7th amongst listed UK universities for the subject and 19th in Europe.

Paul Lewin, Head of ECS said, “It is wonderful to see that the hard work of our computer science staff and students is recognised in the Times World Rankings. Our research in computer science is world leading. This is reflected in the quality of our education programmes and the range of module subjects that ensure our graduates are highly employable.”

The Faculty also performed successfully in other subject rankings with Physical Sciences achieving 77th place globally, 10th place in the UK and 29th in Europe. Engineering and Technology was placed 92nd globally, 9th in the UK and 25th in Europe.

The subject rankings come just one week after the publication of the THE’s World Rankings which saw Southampton placed 121st in the world and 16th out of 91 UK institutions listed. Rankings are based on criteria encompassing Teaching, International Outlook, Research, Citations and Industry Income.

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