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The Department of Pharmacology at Oxford is delighted to be placed at the top of the world rankings for Pharmacy and Pharmacology according to league tables published this week by QS. The QS World University Rankings by Subject comprise the biggest compilation of international data on higher education ever published.

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Indicators used to create the rankings include the survey results from 83,000 academics from across the world as well the opinions of 43,000 international graduate recruiters. Research strength is assessed via citations and the H-index of the Department’s researchers.

Professor Nigel Emptage, Head of Department, stated, “I am delighted that the strength and quality of our research and teaching has been recognised on the world stage in this way. Our staff are involved in cutting-edge science, generating data that span the full remit of biomedical enquiry, from fundamental to translational; this achievement is testament to their hard work and innovation.”

Head of the Medical Sciences Division, Professor Gavin Screaton, added, “This is terrific news and we are very proud of the department. This ranking is a true reflection of the dedication and hard work of all the members of staff who have contributed to this wonderful achievement, and we wish them continued success.”