Three English universities have been ranked among the top five in the world for nursing studies.
King’s College London is placed second on the list, closely followed by the University of Manchester, ranked third.
Meanwhile, the University of Southampton was ranked fifth in the 2019 table, compiled each year by Quacquarelli Symonds, the world’s largest international higher education network.
But it was the University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League research university located in the US city of Philadelphia, which took the top spot for the fourth year in a row.
Ranked in fourth position was Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Professor Ian Norman, executive dean of the Florence Nightingale Faculty or Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care at King’s College London said: “I am delighted that this Faculty has risen to second in the world in the latest QS World University rankings by Subject. Our new position shows we are firmly on track to achieve our ambition to be firmly located among the top three nursing schools in the world.
“Through our commitment to world-class teaching and research our staff are making a positive difference to the lives of those in receipt of nursing, midwifery and palliative care services. Our ranking in the QS is a real achievement and I am very proud of the collective efforts of our community.”
The QS World University rankings by subject, is an extensive overview of international higher education performance, with over 1200 universities from 78 locations ranked in 48 subject tables and five broad disciplinary tables.
The data provides students, policymakers, academic administrators, faculty, and employers with insight into institutional performance.
The methodology is comprised of four key indicators: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Citation per paper and H-Index (the average productivity/impact per scholar).
There are 12 UK universities listed in the top 100, including the University of Edinburgh (25) and the University of Nottingham (27).