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Nottingham subjects continue to be among the best in the world

Subjects taught at The University of Nottingham are once again among the best in the world according to a new league table. This year’s ‘QS World University Rankings by Subject’, features Nottingham in the top 150 in 39 of the 43 subjects surveyed. The ranking also features 23 Nottingham subjects in the global top 100, and seven in the top 50.

According to University of Nottingham Malaysia Provost and CEO Professor Graham Kendall: “We are delighted to maintain our position among the top universities in the world as this will help us to maintain good quality of education for our students.”

The University was placed particularly highly in Pharmacy & Pharmacology (6th in the world rankings and 3rd in UK), Education (24th),  Nursing (28th in world rankings and 4th in UK), Veterinary Science(29th), Anatomy & Physiology (44th),  English Language & Literature(45th) and Geography (48th).

Thousands of universities were evaluated as part of the survey, with around 1,000 institutions making the official ranking.

The QS World University Rankings by subject series are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. It allows prospective students to compare universities in their particular area of interest.

The QS World University 2018 Rankings also placed The University of Nottingham as 84th in the world and joint 14th in the UK.


More information is available from Josephine Dionisappu, PR & Communications Manager at University of Nottingham Malaysia  on, +6 (03) 8924 8746.

Notes to editorsThe University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with a “distinct” approach to internationalisation, which rests on those full-scale campuses in China and Malaysia, as well as a large presence in its home city.’ (Times Good University Guide 2016). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of ‘Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015. It is ranked in the world’s top 75 by the QS World University Rankings 2015/16. More than 97 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is recognised internationally and it is 8th in the UK by research power according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It has been voted the world’s greenest campus for four years running, according to Greenmetrics Ranking of World Universities. 

Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest-ever fundraising campaign, is delivering the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future.

Posted on 8th March 2018

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