LSTM climbs into top 5.3% of global universities

News article 13 May 2024
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has risen into the top 5.3% of universities worldwide in the 2024 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).

LSTM has climbed more than 70 places from last year in the largest academic rankings of global universities, and is now placed 1091st out of 20,966 institutions.

Universities are graded equally by the CWUR on the quality of their education, employability, academic staff and research.

The recognition follows LSTM being ranked sixth overall in the most recent Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, and being shortlisted as University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2023. It was also ranked 2nd for research impact in the REF2021 exercise, and named as one of 21 world-leading specialist providers of education in the UK by the Office for Students.

Professor David Lalloo, Director of LSTM, said: “As a specialist institution, it is always encouraging to be recognised for our academic rigour and the quality of our research among other universities. It is especially pleasing to continue to rise in the latest CWUR, which is testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, students and alumni community.”

Professor Isabel Lucas, Dean of Education at LSTM, said: “LSTM students are supported to reach their full potential as researchers, clinicians and global health leaders, and benefit from being part of a specialist institution, learning each day from passionate experts in tropical medicine. To be ranked among the top 6% of all global universities further demonstrates the quality of our teaching and student experience, underpinned by a truly outstanding research infrastructure.”