University of Glasgow’s medical teaching and research ranked in world’s top 50

The University of Glasgow’s teaching and research in clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects is among the 50 best on the planet, according to the influential Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings.

In the new rankings league table released today (15 October 2015), the University has advanced 10 places in the rankings since last year, moving from 57th place to 47th. This is the first time that the University has reached the top 50 in these rankings.Anna Dominiczak portrait

The 2015-2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings' clinical, pre-clinical and health table judges world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Anna Dominiczak, Vice Principal and Head of the University’s College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, said: “We are pleased and proud to have reached the top 50 in the Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings. It’s a tremendous honour and a testament to the dedicated and brilliant staff of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences.

“Our teaching and research is set to become even stronger in the years to come. The Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre, which we lead, is working to develop new forms of personalised treatment for chronic diseases. The recently-opened £23m Sir Michael Stoker Building offers our Centre for Virus Research new facilities for understanding and treating viral diseases in humans and animals. Next year, our state-of-the-art Imaging Centre for Excellence will become the first in the UK to house a £7m 7-Tesla MRI scanner in a clinical setting, offering radical new possibilities in brain imaging and stroke treatment.

“This is an exciting time for the College and the University as a whole, and we’re looking forward to making the most of the opportunities on the horizon.”

The ranking announcement is the latest in a series of league table successes for the University, which include an 18-place rise to 76th position in the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, a joint-top placing in the National Student Survey, and becoming the only UK University to achieve a rare 5 Star Plus rating in the QS World Rankings.

The University was named as the Herald Scottish Higher Educational Institute of the Year in July and has been shortlisted for the second year running for UK University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards.


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First published: 15 October 2015

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