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School joins list of Shanghai Ranking’s leading research centres

18 August 2022

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The Shanghai Ranking has recognised Cardiff University as one of the top communication research centres in the world.

The Shanghai Ranking has recognised the School of Journalism, Media and Culture as one of the top one-hundred communications research centres in the world in its Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS).

The rankings use a range of objective indicators and third-party data to measure the performance of world universities including research outputs, research influence, international collaboration, research quality and international academic awards.

The result highlights the school’s international reputation whilst also reinforcing its position as the 2nd best school in the in the UK for the quality of its communication, cultural and media studies research, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Director of Research Impact, Professor Jenny Kitzinger said, “This result highlights our ability to consistently deliver world-class research.

“Such research is fundamental to the day-to-day life of the school as much of our teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate degrees is research led."

The positive impact of the school’s research can be explored further in three case studies that highlight the school’s ability to inform, guide and lead across a range of social, medical and media related industries:

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Shaping broadcasters’ reporting of devolution

Our academics are helping journalists to make sense of the differing COVID-19 rules across the UK.

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Improving decision-making for patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states

Our research has had a profound effect on the representation of, and support afforded to, those in prolonged disorders of consciousness.

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Tackling the democratic deficit in local news

We have improved the sustainability of community news by launching the first formal body to advocate on behalf of the sector.

Professor Kitzinger added, “Our research has also allowed us to contribute extensively to the university’s civic mission by responding to some of the major challenges faced by society and undertaking work for public good.”

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