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Two English universities amongst top ten in the world for nursing

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 | News

In the first ever study of its kind, two English universities have earned themselves top ten spots in the world for their nursing courses.

Coming in at sixth and eight respectively, King’s College London and The University of Manchester have been ranked amongst the best in the world alongside the likes of first placed, University of Pennsylvania in America and third placed Canadian institute, University of Toronto.

The rankings, collated by QS Intelligence Unit, were formed from the opinions of over 110,000 academics and employers alongside research of thousands papers and works from hundreds of universities.

With a total of 12 universities in the top 100, the UK was the third most represented country for its nursing education.

It was only just beaten by Australia, with 16 institutes in the top 100, and America that had a very strong showing of 32 places, nine of which were in the top 20.

The only University in the top ten, not from the UK, America or Canada was Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.

Head of the QS Intelligence Unit, Ben Sowter said: “Though the US and UK remain dominant, our most inclusive rankings ever show that excellence can be found in an ever-increasing number of places.

“Our new top 100 for nursing acknowledges academic excellence in 19 different countries, with institutions from six different countries in the top 20.”

The full top ten rankings are:

  1. University of Pennsylvania – USA 
  2. Johns Hopkins University – USA
  3. University of Toronto – CAN
  4. University of Alberta – CAN
  5. Karolinska Institutet – SWE
  6. King’s College London – UK
  7. University of Michigan – USA
  8. University of Manchester – UK
  9. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – USA
  10. University of California, San Francisco – USA

For the full list, visit the QS World University Rankings by Subject league table.



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