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Published: 27 October 2023

University of Surrey increases number of top 100 subjects in Shanghai Global Subject Rankings

The University of Surrey now has nine subjects ranked in the top 100 globally of the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, with ‘hospitality and tourism’ (2nd) and ‘sociology’ (47th) placed in the top 50 subjects in the world, according to new data released on Friday 27 October 2023.

The Shanghai subject rankings measure the performance of world universities in respective subjects and demonstrate Surrey’s impact on international education, with ‘business administration’ and ‘transportation science and technology’ both climbing into the top 100 globally since 2022.

Surrey appears in 27 of the tables published. The subjects ranked in the top 100 are:

  • Hospitality and tourism (2nd)
  • Sociology (47th)
  • Business and administration (51-75)
  • Electrical and electronic engineering (51-75)
  • Nursing (51-75)
  • Telecommunication engineering (51-75)
  • Computer science (76-100)
  • Management (76-100)
  • Transportation science and technology (76-100).

The University of Surrey also has two subjects ranked in the top 100 globally in the Times Higher Education’s World University Subject Rankings 2024 – ‘business and economics’ (90th) and law (joint 74th) – published on Thursday 26 October.

The number of subjects the University of Surrey has in the top 100 of the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects places us among the most prestigious international universities in the world in those subject areas.  It demonstrates the excellence and reputation of our researchers and also our commitment to world-class education across a broad curriculum. Professor Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey

The release of the Shanghai subject rankings follows the publication in August of the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023, which ranked Surrey 360th in the world and 31st of the UK institutions.

In June 2023, Surrey was ranked 244th in the QS World University Rankings, which represented a rise of 61 places compared to the 2022 and the University’s highest result since 2011.

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