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27 February 2019

Nursing at King's is ranked second by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

Latest QS Rankings rate nursing at King’s number two in the world.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 logo
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 logo

King’s is now home to the world’s second-best nursing faculty, according to the 2019 instalment of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. These results show a year-on-year rise of three places, as nursing at King’s was ranked fifth in 2018.

The QS World University rankings by Subject, is an extensive overview of international higher education performance, with over 1200 universities from 78 locations ranked in 48 subject tables and five broad disciplinary tables. The data provides students, policymakers, academic administrators, faculty, and employers with insight into institutional performance. The methodology is comprised of four key indicators: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Citation per paper and H-Index (the average productivity/impact per scholar).

Nursing at King’s scored 95.3 out of 100 for Academic Reputation – which was bettered only by the University of Pennsylvania – the world-leader. Research impact scores for nursing at King’s are also in the nineties, with Citations per Paper and H-Index scoring 92 and 95.8 respectively.

Nursing at King’s is also ranked second in the world in the latest Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (2018).

‘I am delighted that this Faculty has risen to second in the world in the latest QS World University rankings by Subject. Our new position shows we are firmly on track to achieve our ambition to be firmly located among the top three nursing schools in the world. Through our commitment to world-class teaching and research our staff are making a positive difference to the lives of those in receipt of nursing, midwifery and palliative care services. Our ranking in the QS is a real achievement and I am very proud of the collective efforts of our community.’

Professor Ian Norman, Executive Dean of the Florence Nightingale Faculty or Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care