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Exeter is in the Top 200 in the world for many subject areas

Geography has been ranked in the world’s top 50 by an influential international league table.

The QS World University Rankings 2013 ranked Geography at the University of Exeter equal 48th, strengthening its status as being among the very best of its kind worldwide.

Professor Jo Little, Head of Geography, said: “I am delighted that Geography at the University of Exeter has been recognised as being one of the world leaders.

“Geography is at the centre of so many of today’s – and indeed tomorrow’s – global issues and we work tirelessly as a department to be at the very forefront of research and teaching. This latest ranking is testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone within the department, at our campuses in both Cornwall and Exeter.”

The QS World University Ranking for subjects currently evaluates more than 2,800 universities in the world and ranks the top 200. Now in its third year, the 2013 rankings featured 678 institutions, analyzed 68 million citations and researched 8,391 programmes.

The University of Exeter features in the world’s Top 200 institutions in 16 of the 30 subjects featured in this year’s rankings.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith said, “It has been another great year for the University as we become recognised externally not only for our outstanding Humanities subjects but also for our excellence in other areas including the sciences. As we are now firmly one of the Top 10 universities in the UK, we expect to see our position internationally reflect our domestic success.”

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Date: 22 May 2013

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