Lancaster excellence in environmental sciences recognised in worldwide ranking
Lancaster University has been ranked joint 23rd in the world for environmental sciences by the 2012 QS World University Rankings. The result ranks the university fourth within the UK behind University of Oxford (7th), Imperial College London (=11th) and University of Cambridge (13th).
The QS rankings combine an academic peer review (50%) and employer review (10%) with citation data (40%). The environmental sciences subject table was compiled from a total of 1,181 questionnaires completed by academics and employers across the world. Lancaster University performed particularly well in the citations assessment, with the 11th highest score amongst the 200 listed institutions.
This is the second year that QS has presented subject-specific rankings. In 2011, Lancaster University was ranked outside the top 50 worldwide and outside the top 8 in the UK for environment sciences.
Lancaster University appears in 19 of the 29 subject areas assessed in 2012, being placed in the top fifty for three other subjects sociology (47th), linguistics (49th) and accounting & finance (=50th).
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