We're top of the world! Well, top 100 anyway…

Some good news for the University, apparently we’re the 73rd best place to study in the world!

Some good news for the University at last! For the fourth year in a row, the University has managed to rise in the international legal table, yet again placing in the top 75 Higher Education establishments in the world.

Yes! Our degrees aren't as useless as we thought!

The QS World University League Rankings have ranked Southampton as the 73rd best university in the world, an improvement of two places on 2011. This climb up the ladder comes due to the Engineering & Technology departments which individually ranked 55th in the world.

Other departments were less successful; with Social Sciences & Management not even placing in the top 200, despite being placed at 168 in 2010.

The QS rankings are one of only a few internationally recognised indicators of excellence in teaching, research, citations of research, industry reputation and the international mix of students and staff.  Professor Adam Wheeler, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Southampton, says:

The University is once again delighted to be placed firmly within the top 100 universities in the world. Over recent years, the University has continually improved its position as a global institution recognised for its academic excellence in education and research by employers, graduates and academic colleagues across the world. It is a testament to the excellent work of all our staff and students. The announcement comes as the University is about to welcome students to its new campus in Malaysia.

Other British universities which feature in the top 100 include Cambridge and Oxford which placed at number 2 and 5 respectively and the University of Nottingham, which placed just infront of Southampton at 72. Unsurprisingly, Southampton Solent did not manage to feature anywhere on the QS top 700 rankings.

This news comes as the University recently discovered that top AAB students aren’t that keen on coming to Southampton with the British intake dropping 600 places for 2012.