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Continued rankings success

30 June 2020

Cardiff University’s School of Geography and Planning is celebrating success with the latest results of two prestigious league tables.

The School retained its position in the global Top 100 for Geography in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject and is ranked 10th in the UK for Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design in the 2021 Complete University Guide.

The School’s reputation for teaching and research excellence is the foundation for its continued rankings success but while it celebrates this consistency, it is, according to Head of School, Professor Paul Milbourne “not complacent”.

He added: “Continued success in prestigious world rankings is welcome news but what I think is most important to celebrate is what underpins that success. That is the hard work, passion, care and commitment of our whole team – academic and professional services staff alike. It is also the valuable contributions our students make, engaging with the subject matter in thoughtful and considered ways, challenging themselves to think differently, and helping enhance our learning environment and community.”

“I thank everyone for their efforts and in particular the way they have responded to the disruption and uncertainty of the last few months, adapting to new ways of teaching and learning while also prioritising and protecting the health and wellbeing of all.”

Professor Paul Milbourne Professor of Human Geography

The School of Geography and Planning offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes concerned with political economic, social and environmental geographies as well as planning, development, urban design and the built environment. There is a strong emphasis on practical application of class-based theories to live, real-world scenarios, and all undergraduate programmes offer a European and International field study visit.

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