University of Edinburgh’s Computer Science Courses Rated in World’s Top 20

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The University of Edinburgh remains in the top 20, while Oxford University becomes the first non-US university to top the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for computer science.

The University of Edinburgh (UofE) has been named in the top 20 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for computer science subjects in 2019.

The university came in at 17th place with an overall score of 82%. The quality of its research earned a score of 76.9%, while its teaching was rated at 78.7%. In the 2018 rankings, the University of Edinburgh was in 14th place.

America pipped to top spot

This year, for the first time ever, a UK institution has topped the list, which is usually dominated by American universities. The University of Oxford took the top spot with an overall score of 92.2%, with other UK high scorers being third placed University of Cambridge (89.4%) and Imperial College London in 11th place (86.2%).

The University of Glasgow and the University of Aberdeen also featured in the rankings in joint 151st place and joint 201st place respectively.

Professor Jane Hillston, head of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics, said: “We’re delighted to be featured again in the top 20 institutions in the world for computing science.

“Edinburgh’s well established breadth of expertise in this area, coupled with our strong links with industry, enable us to maintain a strong position.”

Founded in 1583, the UoE is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of the UK and Ireland’s seven ancient universities.

It consists of three colleges: Humanities and Social Science, Science and Engineering, and Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Within those three colleges, there are 20 academic schools.

The university attracts around 35,000 students annually, and is internationally-focused, welcoming students from all corners of the globe – the majority of its international students coming from China and the US

The UoE receives more thyan £200 million in research income, and spends more than £26 million on prizes, scholarships, studentships and bursaries.

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