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University of Salford subjects among best in the world

Tuesday 29 March 2016

The University of Salford has been ranked as one of the world’s top 200 universities for two of its subject areas, following the release of an international university rankings league table.

Architecture/Built Environment was ranked in 46th place and Civil and Structural Engineering was also in the top 200 in the latest QS World University Rankings.

This is the second year running that Architecture at Salford has featured in the QS’s top 50 universities in the world.

The rankings, which highlight the world’s top universities in 42 individual subjects, are based on the QS Academic and Employer reputation survey outcomes and from data of research citations. To compile the rankings, QS evaluated 4,226 universities, analysed 113 million plus citations and verified the provision of over 15,530 programs.

Additionally, the QS global rankings highlight a national ranking equivalent for each subject, of which Salford’s architecture within the built environment was ranked 6th in the UK, while civil and structural engineering was ranked 22nd.

Speaking on latest rankings, Dean for the School of the Built Environment Hisham Elkadi said:“It’s fantastic to see that the University has once again been recognised as one of the world’s top 50 Universities for architecture within the built environment.

“The University is making excellent progress in all aspects of its respective research portfolio, including external competitive research grants.

“Additionally, having submitted plans for major projects including an ‘Energy House 2’ and an expansion of our Think Lab, our QS ranking showcases to prospective students why Salford is such an excellent choice to study architecture within the built environment.”

Dean for the School of Computing, Science & Engineering, Professor Sunil Vadera added: “We are so proud that the University’s work in Civil and Structural Engineering has been recognised in this way, following on from the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering Education in 2015.

“The University’s School of Computing, Science & Engineering is in a very healthy position with research collaborations including partners such as Dyson, and Boeing and a major HEFCE award of £50,000 allowing us to launch a new one-year MSc in Data Science. This will see the first cohort join us in September and a potential future MSc in Cyber Security and Forensics.

“The multi-million pound Engineering Showcase development is moving apace and this looks set to be a prime example of the University’s first industry collaboration zone.”

The University of Salford’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Marshall said: “I am delighted that the exceptional work of both Schools has been recognised in this international league table. It’s no surprise to me that both have been listed so highly and I would like to thank all teaching and support colleagues in both Schools that have contributed to this success.”

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Liam McCallion

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