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Queen's named top UK University for Medical Science and Pharmacy

Queen's named top UK University for Medical Science and Pharmacy

Queen's has been named the top University in the UK for Medical Science and Pharmacy in the Sunday Times University Guide 2013

Queen’s has been named Sunday Times University of the Year runner-up and top University in the UK for Medical Science and Pharmacy.

Competing with universities across the UK, it has also moved up 20 places to 26th position overall in the Sunday Times University Guide 2013, its highest ever ranking. 

Alastair McCall, Editor of The Sunday Times University Guide, said: “Queen’s plays a pivotal role in the economy and life of Northern Ireland. It is about as far removed from ivory towered academia as it is possible to get. No university in the UK generates more money from companies spun out of its research work and this year’s Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its pioneering cancer research work acknowledges Queen’s’ contribution in this field, which benefits the people of Northern Ireland on a daily basis and has implications for the wider world going forward.”

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Peter Gregson said: “It is encouraging that Medical Science and Pharmacy at Queen’s are being nationally recognised as best in class. The University has recently invested over £90 million on an ambitious plan to create an internationally recognised School and Institute of Health Sciences, with a further £85 million expenditure anticipated over the next five years. This will ensure that laboratory discoveries translate into advances in patient diagnosis and treatment.

“This is an exciting time to be studying and working at Queen’s, but it is also an exciting time for everyone associated with Queen’s, as the university continues on its upward trajectory.”

The Sunday Times awards are the latest in a number of accolades Queen’s has received in recent months. Queen’s has recorded its best ever results in the National Student Survey, with an overall satisfaction score of 87 per cent and the Students’ Union placed in the top quartile of all UK Universities. During the summer the University was ranked 25th in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2013, with 14 of its subjects ranked in the top 20. And in the latest QS World University Rankings, Queen’s moved up to 166, representing significant progress in its ambition to be recognised as a Global Top 100 University.

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