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Brighton medical school is top UK institution in global university rankings

Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) is the highest-ranked UK institution in the latest Times Higher Education Young University World Rankings.

The Brighton medical school is also the only UK institution in the global top 50, coming in at number 44 on a list of 475 universities spread around 68 countries. It is the fourth successive year BSMS has been awarded a top 50 place in the Young University World Rankings.

Formed in 2003 out of a partnership between the universities of Brighton and Sussex, along with surrounding NHS organisations, BSMS’s success as the top UK institution stands out even more given the UK is the most-represented country in the overall list, with a total of 37 institutions.

The prestigious rankings list the world’s best universities that are 50 years old or younger, based on 13 performance indicators including teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. THE highlighted BSMS’s Clinical Investigation and Research Unit, Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre, plus facilities for research into areas such as immunity, cell signalling, developmental biology, human genetics, neuro-inflammation and cancer.

Recent groundbreaking initiatives in 2021 at BSMS include an exploration of how surgery can use more sustainable practices in an era of climate crisis, as well as pioneering remote surgical training using live streaming, Virtual Reality and 360-degree cameras in response to COVID-19 restrictions.

BSMS is consistently voted among the UK’s top five medical schools in the annual National Student Survey (NSS), with a 96% overall satisfaction rating in the latest survey. You can read more about studying at BSMS on the Why Choose BSMS? website.

The overall THE Young University World Rankings were topped by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, while Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL Research University Paris) was second. South Korea has three institutions in the top 10, more than any other nation.

Stephanie Thomson • July 1, 2021

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