Leicester ranked among top universities for Clinical Medicine

The University of Leicester has been ranked in the top 5 UK universities for Clinical Medicine by the prestigious Shanghai World Rankings.

The report places the University within the top 20 best universities in the world for Clinical Medicine, above the likes of Stanford University, the University of Sydney and King’s College London.

Notable inclusions in the top 20 are UK counterparts Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London and University College London, as well as high-profile international institutions such as Harvard.

Professor Philip Baker, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of Leicester, said: “We are delighted to once again see the success of Clinical Medicine at Leicester recognised in the Shanghai World Rankings.

“This is just another demonstration of the ground-breaking work taking place across the College of Life Sciences, and goes some way to acknowledging the positive impact which Leicester research can have on the health and wellbeing of people, far beyond our city.”

The University of Leicester is home to world-leading clinical research in a number of key areas, with a Leicester-led study the world’s first to examine the long-term effects of COVID-19. Researchers found that seven in ten patients hospitalised with COVID-19 had not fully recovered five months post-discharge.

Other key areas of Leicester medical research include cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and lifestyle, genetics, respiratory disease and stroke.

Professor Thompson Robinson, Head of the College of Life Sciences, said: “This global ranking is based on research output, influence, collaboration and quality, and international academic awards. Our continued presence in the world’s top 20 in Clinical Medicine is testament to the international reach and recognition of our research and researchers, and should be celebrated.”

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Published by researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Centre for World-Class Universities, the Academic Ranking of World Universities uses six objective indicators to rank global institutions and is widely acknowledged as one of the most respected international ranking of universities. The results are featured in international publications such as The Economist, Times Higher Education and The New York Times.