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08 November 2007
The University has broken into the top 100 world universities for the first time.
The University rose 42 places from last year’s ranking of 141st to 99th in the world in the annual Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) world rankings. Harvard University topped the list.
The THES world league table is based largely on a survey of thousands of international experts, who are asked which universities are most respected in their field. Citations, recruiters’ opinions and staff:student ratios are also taken into account.
The Vice-Chancellor, Dr David Grant, said: "The University’s continued rise in the THES international rankings reflects the success of all staff in pursuing our vision of being a world-leading university.
"What is particularly pleasing about this study is that it is based heavily on the opinions of international academic experts in all fields, indicating high regard around the world for Cardiff University’s research, teaching and innovation in the sciences, humanities, and health-related disciplines. This rating is further confirmation that in Cardiff University, Wales has an internationally-recognised institution it can be truly proud of."
Cardiff’s rise to this highest-ever position reflects a year of achievement which has seen:
Cardiff in top five for research excellence
Among the UK’s best
Welsh and modern languages research number one in UK for impact
Breaking into the golden triangle
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