Views from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

School ranked highly in US News best global universities

141016-large-globalu-badge-graphicIn November 2014, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was ranked  #91 of all universities in the world by US News Best Global Universities Rankings. In the four subject rankings in which it appeared, the School was ranked #26 in clinical medicine, #17 in immunology, #42 in microbiology, and #3 in the world, after Harvard and Johns Hopkins, for social science and public health.

The School is now highly rated in a number of world rankings. In May 2014,  we were rated in the top 10 of all universities both for citation rate and for top cited publications by the new EU-supported U-Multirank database, and fourth in the world, behind only the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford and Harvard, for impact in medical sciences in the Leiden Ranking 2014*.

The School was placed top of a table of the world’s leading research-focused graduate schools, published by the Times Higher Education in October 2013.  As well as achieving the best overall score, the School scored highly on individual indicators including international outlook, research and citations.

Simon Pratt, manager for institutional research at Thomson Reuters, which compiled the tables, said: “Among the graduate schools. those institutions that can be considered “world class” [include] the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London Business School, Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science and Insead. These institutions also score well for research paper citations. They excel at their chosen missions, thus ensuring that they are considered among the best in the world by their peers.”

The School is also one of 10 UK universities included in the world’s top 100 universities according to assessment of reputation, published in March 2014 by the Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings.

Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said: “As the world continues to face complex health and development challenges, the relevance and importance of the School’s work grows.  Reputation has an elusive quality, however it is good to see the School’s global reputation as a centre of excellence for research, teaching and learning is reflected in these rankings.”

The School does not appear in some mainstream rankings, as it does not have undergraduate teaching.  However, it does score highly in other rankings based on citation metrics. For example, it was placed highly in the 2013 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities.

Details of publications, open access repository, citation maps and impact are on the School’s Research webpages

. School tops world research-focused graduate schools table – 10 October 2013

*Leiden Ranking using the mean normalized citation score, based on the average number of citations of publications from institutions with at least 500 publications annually.

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