Published: 15 August 2014

Liverpool maintains strong world ranking


The University of Liverpool has been ranked in the top 150 universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014 (ARWU), published by Shanghai Jiaotong University.

The University is ranked in the 101 to 150 group overall, and in the 10 to 17 group in the UK, alongside the LSE, Sheffield and Birmingham.

The annual publication ranks universities by six indicators, including alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, highly-cited researchers, articles published in Nature and Science, articles indexed in major citation indices, and the per capita academic performance of an institution.

The top 200 institutions are also listed across five broad subject areas – Science, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medicine and Social Sciences. Liverpool has entered the table for the first time under both the Engineering and Life Sciences categories, both of which fall into the 151- 200 group. The University also remains in the table under Medicine in the 101-150 group.

The table also ranks universities in five subject fields – Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Sciences and Economics/Business. Liverpool is present in both the Physics and Chemistry groupings in the 151-200 bracket.

More than 1,000 higher education institutions worldwide are measured, with the top 500 published. 38 UK institutions have made the Top 500 this year, up one from last year.

Harvard has topped the rankings for the 12th year in a row, with Cambridge coming top for the UK in the rankings in 5th place.

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