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Dundee Ranks Highly for Scientific Research

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The University of Dundee has been named as one of the world's best universities in terms of the impact of its scientific research.

The 2019 CWTS Leiden Rankings are based on research publications data and offer important insights into the scientific performance of nearly 1000 major universities worldwide.

The rankings placed the university at 15th in the world for the highest proportion of highly cited publications.

The University of Dundee was just behind Oxford (11th) and Cambridge (12th) and was the highest placed university in Scotland.

Commenting on the rankings, Professor John Rowan, Vice-Principal Research, Knowledge Exchange and Wider Impact, said: "The Leiden rankings highlight the extraordinary impact our research has made, a remarkable achievement for our staff and a testament again to the strength of our outputs across the scientific disciplines."

"We are ranked alongside, and in many cases well above, far larger institutions worldwide in terms of the impact of our research."

"The only institutions in the UK ranking ahead of us are the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Cambridge and Oxford so we are in very good company."