Leicester ranks among top 50 universities in the world for clinical medicine

An international league table has ranked our University amongst the top fifty in the world for Clinical Medicine.

The ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017, released on 28 June, contains rankings of universities in 52 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences.

In clinical medicine, the University of Leicester ranks 37th internationally, placing it in the upper echelons of the approximately 2,600 medical schools around the world. ShanghaiRanking places our University 7th out of all those in the UK for Clinical Medicine, reflecting the high quality of research and education at Leicester. 

Leicester is a major centre of biomedical discovery and clinical translational research – particularly in the fields of structural biology, genetics, diabetes, cardiovascular science and respiratory disease.  Leicester has established two major research institutes: the Leicester Precision Medicine Institute and the Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology. 

Professor Philip Baker, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, said: “With over 2,600 medical schools in the world, to be ranked in the top 50 is quite remarkable and a great vindication of the recent innovative work that has been taking place at Leicester. It reflects the high calibre of our academic research and educational missions and it is gratifying that the Shanghai Ranking ranks us above many of our prominent peers.”

ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is a fully independent organization dedicating to research on higher education intelligence and consultation. It has been the official publisher of the Academic Ranking of World Universities since 2009 and is considered by many as one of the most objective of the international ranking systems.