The University of Southampton

Southampton on the rise amongst Best Global Universities

Published: 2 November 2016

Subjects within the University’s Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering have been placed in the top 100 amongst the Best Global Universities for 2017, according to rankings published by US News and World Report.

Amongst the publication’s subject rankings, Southampton features in the top 100 for: Computer Science, 95th; Engineering, joint 89th; Physics, 95th; and Space Science, joint 95th – subjects on offer from the Faculty’s departments of Electronics and Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, and the Optoelectronics Research Centre

The Best Global Universities rankings focus specifically on academic research and reputation, encompassing the top 1,000 institutions spread across 65 countries. US News bases its rankings on 12 indicators which focus on global research reputation through publications, books, conferences, citation impact, and international collaboration.

Overall, the University has placed 104th, climbing six places from joint 110th overall last year. The rankings, now in their third year, also place Southampton 36th in Europe and 10th amongst UK universities listed. Harvard University is ranked number one overall with the University of Oxford first in both Europe and the UK.

Click to find the full list of US News and World Report Best Global Universities 2017.

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