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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 25 by an influential international league table.

The QS World University Rankings 2014 ranked Geography at the University of Exeter at position 21, strengthening its status as being among the very best of its kind worldwide.

Professor Dan Charman, Dean of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, said: “I am delighted that the excellent work being carried out within our departments has been recognised in the 2014 World Subject Rankings.

“Geography’s new ranking of 21st in the world reflects the way in which our world-leading academics engage with key research questions on the international stage to tackle global issues and shape the future.

“We are committed to pursuing world class research and teaching that has a positive global impact and tackles the challenges of the 21st Century. These latest rankings showing a rise in our profile and achievements are testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone within our College at our campuses in both Cornwall and Exeter.”

The QS World University Ranking currently evaluates 3,002 universities in the world by subject and ranks the top 200. Now in its fourth year, the 2014 rankings featured 689 institutions, analysed 130 million citations and researched 10,639 programmes.

The University of Exeter features in the world’s Top 200 institutions in 15 of the 30 subjects featured in this year’s rankings.

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Date: 26 February 2014

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