Uni of Sheffield officially best in the world for library and information management

Not the most exciting category, but we’ll take it

The University of Sheffield is the best university in the world for library and information management, according to the QS World University Rankings.

Researchers looked at how information is acquired, stored, distributed and removed to make their decision.

Over 5,000 unis across the world were assessed for the rankings. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claimed the prize for best university overall and Stanford and Harvard came second and third respectively.

In the overall rankings, the University of Sheffield came a respectable 93rd. Sheffield Hallam made the top 1,000 worldwide in 801st place.

Factors used to determine the overall best university include international reputation, research, and the student to faculty ratio.

For Sheffield Hallam, the student to faculty ratio is 16:1 and at the University of Sheffield it’s 8:1.

The highest rated UK universities overall were Oxford in 5th and Cambridge in 7th.

Sheffield as a student city was ranked the 103rd best in the world, with London ranking highest and Tokyo coming second. Edinburgh was rated 15th best and Manchester 39th.

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