In new international rankings published today, the University of St Andrews was ranked within the top 50 universities in the world for teaching and research in the arts and humanities.
The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 reveal that St Andrews has risen seven places from last year and is currently ranked 47th in the world for arts and humanities. There are nine schools that make up the Faculty of Arts at St Andrews; Art History, Classics, Economics, English, History, International Relations, Management, Modern Languages, and Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies.
The ranking adds to the University’s success after being named UK University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 last month.
Ranking over 500 hundred institutions globally, there are five broad indicators used by THE to rank universities. These include Teaching, Research, International Outlook, Income from Industry and Citations.
In the Teaching category, St Andrews rose four places from last year and was ranked 39th in the world.
Upping their ranking by seven places since 2018, the University, recognised worldwide for the quality of its research, secured 52nd place for this category. The Research indicator measures a university’s reputation for research excellence and St Andrews’ ranking further solidifies its position as a world leader on global critical issues.
International Outlook assesses the ability of a university to attract undergraduate students, postgraduates and faculty from all over the world, a marker to its global success. The University of St Andrews was ranked 70th in the world for International Outlook.
Other successes for the University this year include its ranking as the top university in Scotland and second to Cambridge in the UK in Guardian University Guide 2020, as well as being named top in Scotland in the Complete University Guide 2020.