Oxford ranked third globally & top in Europe for Computer Science
Posted: 8th May 2013
Oxford has been ranked third globally, and top in Europe, for Computer Science & Information Systems in the latest QS World University rankings. That’s up on its sixth place position last year.
The table is based on a global survey of opinions of academics and employers. The QS World University Rankings are annual university rankings published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). QS says “it is the only international evaluation that allows prospective students to compare universities in particular subject areas. “
Some 110 UK universities appear in these subject rankings, which look at 30 disciplines. Of these 65 UK universities are in the global top 200 for at least one subject.
According to the BBC, Overall Cambridge was in the top 10 for 27 subjects, Oxford for 15 subjects, Imperial for 10, LSE for seven, UCL for three and Edinburgh and Manchester for two each and Lancaster, Durham and London's Institute of Education for one subject each.
John O'Leary, of the QS Global Academic Advisory Board, said the number of UK universities in the top 20 for at least one subject was "far in excess of the total achieved by any other country apart from the United States".
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