Development & Alumni Relations Office 


07 March 2018

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s has claimed a place in the top 50 of the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2018, details of which were announced at the end of February.

Heading up the world list for 2018 were the University of Pennsylvania in the US, which has remained in the top spot since QS launched its rankings of nursing courses in 2016 and Canada’s University of Toronto, which was in second position, having been placed sixth in 2017.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject identifies the world's strongest universities in 48 individual subject areas. Over 100 were graded for nursing after comparing surveys of academics and employers – to assess recruitment opportunities – and the impact of research, based on citations, with each given an overall mark out of 100, based on performance in each of the areas.

In 2017, Queen’s University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery was ranked 51-100 and has now moved up to the top 50 in the 2018 rankings.

Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Medicine and Health Sciences, Professor Chris Elliott, welcomed the announcement. He commented: “I am delighted that the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s has been ranked in the top 50 of the QS World University Rankings.

“As a world-class university, it is pleasing that we are being recognised for research and teaching on the global stage. This reflects our continued commitment to making a positive impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally.”

Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Professor Donna Fitzsimons, said: “This assessment by the highly-respected QS World University Rankings recognises our excellence as an institution and as a School.

“This outcome demonstrates employers’ satisfaction that we are delivering high quality nurses and midwives which are vital to healthcare delivery in the current climate. Our strategy of combining excellence in research and education has been validated.

“This is such good news for our team here in Queen’s and the wider Nursing and Midwifery workforce in Northern Ireland.”

To support health research at Queen’s, visit the Development Office website or contact Helen Surgenor, (Head of Medical Fundraising), telephone +44 (0)28 9097 1568.

General enquiries to Gerry Power, Communications Officer, Development and Alumni Relations Office, tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5321.

Photo credit (headline): World University Rankings

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