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Imperial flies higher in world rankings

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Friday 28 October
By Laura Gallagher

Imperial College London's international standing is confirmed by the latest Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings, the final part of which was published this week.

Imperial is placed fifth in Europe and thirteenth overall in the 2005 global rankings, which are largely based on a poll of academics, students and recruiters from around the world.

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The rankings place Imperial first in Europe and fifth in the world for technology, third in Europe and tenth in the world for science and fourth in Europe and sixth in the world for biomedicine.

Deputy Rector, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz Opens in new window said, "Not only have the constituent Faculties done really well in their individual subject rankings, but Imperial College as a whole has moved up. We're delighted that we continue to occupy a position that reflects our underlying strengths and the international competitiveness of the College."

Dr Julia King Opens in new window, Principal of the Faculty of Engineering, said: "We are delighted to be the highest ranked university in Europe for technology as assessed by our peers. This position reflects the outstanding quality of the academic staff, researchers and students that we are able to attract at Imperial."

Professor Stephen Smith Opens in new window, Principal of the Faculty of Medicine, added: "Coming in the top ten biomedicine universities in the world is a real coup for Imperial. The Faculty of Medicine has an international reputation for its innovative teaching and research, and the high scoring given to the Faculty shows just how highly regarded it is."