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Faculty rises in QS Subject Rankings

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 were announced on 22 March. Pharmacy and Pharmacology has risen from 12th to 4th place in the world (3rd in UK). King’s hold this position jointly with Monash University in Australia. Medicine has risen rose four places to 21 (5th in the UK).

The QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas, covering 42 subjects as of 2016. Published annually since 2011, the rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

King’s has a strong tradition in pharmaceutical science, pharmacology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. The university’s current strategy in this area – From Molecules to Medicine – is led by the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and enables researchers from different disciplines to work together towards the discovery of novel medicines and formulations that can be evaluated in patients in the clinic. 

Professor Peter Hylands, Head of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, commented: “It is fantastic to have our world leading status recognised independently, where we sit alongside Harvard and Oxbridge.  Staff and students work incredibly hard to be at the cutting edge of teaching and research, and it is a fitting tribute to their efforts to be ranked so highly”.

Professor Sue Brain, Head of Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics said: “We are delighted with this result.  It reflects the international research and education reputation of the pharmacologists at King's.  We benefit from the multi-disciplinary research approach of our staff, allowing them to provide a broad and cutting edge education. Moreover, many of our students are able to gain valuable experience from working alongside our close colleagues within the industry.”

You can view all the results on the QS Top Universities website.