Further progress in international research quality ranking

The Leiden Ranking 2016, which scores 842 universities worldwide on their scientific publishing, was released yesterday (18 May).

Bath has risen 25 places when looking at the key PP(top10%) indicator – the proportion of a university’s publications that are in the top 10% most frequently cited, when compared with other publications in the same field, in the same year.

This year we have been ranked 154th compared to 179th in the 2015 table, and given we rose 62 places in the previous year, we have made fantastic progress in the last two years.

We are now 28th in the UK, an increase of four places from last year.

Our strongest performance this year is in Mathematics & Computer Science where we are ranked 46th in the world out of 665 institutions, and 5th in the UK out of 40 institutions. This is an impressive jump from last year, when we were 207th in the world and 17th in the UK.

Professor Colin Grant, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Internationalisation) commented: “It is very pleasing to see the University improving our placing year on year in the Leiden Ranking.

“This demonstrates the commitment of colleagues to produce quality research publications and the increase in citations shows that the excellence of our research is being recognised around the world.

“The many relationships departments are developing and deepening with a host of international universities provide more opportunities to expand our research partnerships, which will enable the impact of our research to be recognised even further afield.

“The superb results in the area of Mathematics & Computer Science are richly deserved for great international champions.”

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