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Ranked 4th for Public Administration

18 September 2017

Public Administration at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, has been ranked 4th in the world in an influential global ranking.

The Shanghai Rankings Global Ranking of Academic Subjects is a prestigious league table published annually alongside the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities.

This year, Cardiff Business School was ranked 4th for its Public Administration teaching and scholarship, while Cardiff University was ranked 99th in the ranking of world universities.

Responding to the ranking announcement, Professor Martin Kitchener, Dean of Cardiff Business School, said: “This is an excellent result for us and fitting recognition of our pioneering and influential work in the field of public administration. We are educating future policymakers and producing a new breed of innovative public sector manager and leaders.

“Our mission as a School is to deliver both economic and social improvement to our constituent communities and stakeholder groups, in line with our progressive public value strategy. Public Administration is just one area where we are encouraging a new way of thinking and acting, promoting more responsible, ethical, creative and transformative business practice and engagement.

“While we celebrate news of our Shanghai Rankings success, we are not complacent and will continue to work with our faculty, students and external partners to enhance and develop the relevance, applicability and impact of our public administration teaching.”

A new postgraduate programme, MSc in Public Sector Leadership, is also in development and will further grow the School’s Public Administration provision.

Cardiff Business School has a long history of success and last year broke into the world’s top 100 for Business and Economics in the 2016-2017 Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings by subject (placing 93rd). It also ranked in the top 100 QS World University Rankings by Subject for Business and Management and Accounting and Finance.

In addition, the School was ranked 6th (out of 101 business schools in the UK) for the quality of its research and first for research environment in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). It is one of only two schools to be ranked in the top 10 of each Government research exercise since 1992.

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