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The University of Sheffield Named Top for Library and Information Management

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The University of Sheffield has been named the top university in the world for library and information management in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

According to the university, the ranking highlights the leading research and teaching of the University of Sheffield's Information School.

This year marks the first time the QS World University Rankings has expanded to include library and information management as a subject in its league table, with 50 institutions included in the category.

Commenting on the award, Professor Peter Bath, Head of the Information School at the University of Sheffield, said: "I am delighted that the Information School has been ranked the number one for library and information management in the QS World University Rankings."

"For many years we have had a worldwide reputation for the quality of our research and teaching and we are very pleased that this has been recognised in the QS rankings. These rankings reflect our outstanding academic reputation established over six decades, our excellent reputation among employers, our strong contribution to research publications and the number of citations our papers achieve, as well as the impact of our research outside of the academic community."

The QS World University Rankings by Subject rank the world's top universities in individual subject areas. Each subject is ranked using a mix of global surveys, research citations, and h-index to assess the impact of the research in relevant subjects.