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University of Bristol climbs Academic Ranking of World Universities

Press release issued: 15 August 2019

The University of Bristol has been ranked 8th in the UK and has risen 10 places to 64th in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) published today.

ARWU by ShanghaiRanking, considered one of the leading international league tables, assesses more than 1,800 universities every year, using six measures and publishes data on the best 1,000.

Universities are ranked by several indicators of academic or research performance, including alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes, highly cited researchers, papers published in Nature and Science, papers indexed in major citation indices, and the per capita academic performance of an institution.

Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol, said: "Here at Bristol, we're immensely proud of our world-leading research and its transformative impact on society. It's fantastic to see the achievements, hard work and academic brilliance of our staff recognised in these latest international rankings."

The recent QS World University Rankings 2020 placed Bristol at 9th in the UK and 49th in the world.

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