About The University of Exeter:

The University of Exeter is a public research university based in Exeter, South West England. A member of the Russell Group of UK universities, it combines excellence in teaching and research. It was awarded gold in the first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in recognition of the high quality of its teaching. 98% of its research was rated as international quality in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF). Its motto is Lucem sequimur (we follow the light). It has its origins in the Exeter School of Art and Exeter School of Science, founded in 1855 and 1863 respectively. The schools merged, becoming the Royal Albert Memorial College, then the University College of the South West of England and finally in 1955 the University of Exeter, when it received its Royal Charter. The University is spread across four campuses: Streatham and St Luke’s in Exeter, and Penryn and Truro in Cornwall. In 1993, Camborne School of Mines was merged into the University of Exeter. The University of Exeter is organised into six academic colleges. Their many research institutes and centres include the Centre for Leadership Studies, the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture, the Living Systems Institute and the Environment and Sustainability Institute. Its research themes are often interdisciplinary, and include climate change, translational medicine and exoplanets. University of Exeter alumni include J. K. Rowling – who studied a BA in French and Classics – and politicians Sajid Javid and Caroline Lucas



World University Rankings

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World University Rankings 345 360 291 323 307 308 319 289 259 246 252 236 222

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 191 155 113 109 - 113 107 82 56 49 52 55
Engineering - - - - - - - - - 451-500 401-450 351-400
Life Sciences - - - - - - - 207 194 203 182 184
Medicine - 297 295 - - - 299 280 270 281 277 252
Natural Sciences - - - - - - - 275 - 290 273 269
Social Sciences 202 180 214 167 114 134 126 96 105 96 101 102

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 251 - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 143
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry - - - - - - - - - -
Civil Engineering 142 172 148 109 166 165 163 155 176 150
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 288
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - -
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 220
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - - - -
Environment / Ecology - 86 69 71 71 49 32 23 23 26
Geosciences 250 224 139 118 83 63 50 47 54 51
Immunology - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - -
Mathematics - - - - - - - - - -
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 230
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 128
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 200
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - -
Physics - - 283 - - - - 351-400 351-400 401-450
Plant & Animal Science - 90 94 114 100 93 79 78 71 76
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 117
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 74
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 117