August 20, 2013, by Zoë Goodwin

Nottingham ranked 83rd in the world for its academic success

The University of Nottingham has been ranked 83rd in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Only 37 UK universities have made the top 500 cut. Nottingham sits at 9th within them.

The ARWU is published on an annual basis by the Center for World-Class Universities, Graduate School of Education of Shanghai Jiao tong University, China.

ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank over 1000 universities:

  1. Number of alumni winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals
  2. Number of staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals
  3. Number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific
  4. Number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science
  5. Number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index
  6. Per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution

Nottingham has gone up three places from last year’s ranking of 86th in the World and has come all the way from being ranked within positions 102-151 when the first ARWU was published in 2003.

Performance in ARWU by broad subject fields is also published showing two areas where Nottingham has ranked particularly well. Our Life and Agriculture Sciences field ranked 48th in the world and our Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy field ranked 26th.

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