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07 June 2021

King's dentistry third in the world – “Shanghai Rankings"

King's dentistry placed third in the world in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.


The Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences at King’s College London has retained its high-standing position of third place the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for Dentistry & Oral Sciences.

King’s College London is the only European / UK institution to feature in the top 10 in this subject area, and the only one outside of the United States to have made the top 9 in the academic rankings.

Said Professor Mike Curtis, Executive Dean of the faculty:

“We are delighted to have maintained our position in the Academic Ranking of World Universities as one of the top 3 Dental Faculties globally and significantly, the highest ranked Faculty in Europe by some distance.

"Unlike many other global rankings, the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects are based upon the views of our academic peers across the world. Our achievement is therefore true testament to the standing in which we are held in by the global dental community.

“As ever, I wish to give huge thanks and congratulations to all of our staff, students, alumni and NHS partners who collectively make our faculty a world leading organisation," said Professor Curtis.

Shanghai Ranking Consultancy is a fully independent organisation dedicated to research on higher education intelligence and consultation. It has been the official publisher of the Academic Ranking of World Universities since 2009.

The latest result shows a consistent high standard for the faculty in the Rankings. In, 2018 ranked 5th, 2019 ranked 4th, and 2020 3rd.

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