School ranked third globally for social sciences and public health by US News & World report

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has been ranked 3rd in the world for social sciences and public health, by US News Best Global Universities Rankings. In this field, only Harvard and Johns Hopkins Universities scored higher.

The School also ranked 29th in the world for clinical medicine, 20th for immunology and 39th for microbiology, contributing to an overall ranking of 114th in the world, 38th in Europe and 10th in the UK.

The School is increasingly highly rated in various university league tables. It was ranked top university in Europe for research impact in all fields (ahead of Oxford and Cambridge) in the CWTS Leiden Ranking, published in July 2015. Here, it was 6th overall in the world for impact based on the top 1% of published papers in all fields (after MIT, Harvard, Caltech, Stanford and Berkeley), 3rd in the world for biomedical and health sciences (after only MIT and Caltech) and 5th in the world overall for collaborative research.

In 2014, the School was rated in the top 10 of all universities both for citation rate and for top cited publications by the EU-supported U-Multirank database. It was placed top of a table of the world's leading research-focused graduate schools published by the Times Higher Education in October 2013.  

Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said: "As the world continues to face complex health and development challenges, the relevance and importance of the School's work grows. It is good to see the School's global standing as a centre of excellence for research, teaching and learning increasingly reflected in these rankings."

The School does not appear in some mainstream rankings, as it does not have undergraduate teaching.  However, it does score highly in other rankings based on citation metrics. Details of publications, open access repository, citation maps and impact are on the School's Research webpages.

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