THE University of Dundee have been recognised as a “global centre of excellence for Life Sciences & Medicine” in the newly released QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.

Dundee was ranked 44th in the world (up from 82nd) for Pharmacy & Pharmacology and 93rd (up from 104th) for Biological Sciences. 

This helped the University to 131st in the Life Sciences & Medicine grouping, a rise of 21 places on last year.

The University was also ranked in the top 100 for Art & Design, top 150 for Nursing, and top 200 for Medicine.

The QS league tables cover a total of 51 disciplines, grouped into five broad subject areas, and are regarded as one of the most prestigious global rankings for universities.

Professor Shane O'Neill, Senior Vice-Principal at Dundee, said, “We are delighted that we have once again been shown to be a centre of excellence in life and medical sciences.

“This is also a recognition of the excellent work taking place in Art & Design, Nursing and other subject areas where Dundee performed strongly in the face of competition from the world’s top universities.”

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled annually by Quacquarelli Symonds, the international higher education specialists, to help identify the leading universities in particular subjects. 

Research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics, are used to rank universities.