The latest QS World University Rankings by Subject have been released, and show that Statistics and Operational Research was one of three subjects at Cardiff to improve its position, moving from the 151-200 band to the 101-150 band. This is the result of substantial increases in the scores for the employer and academic reputational surveys.

Geography, which includes components from the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, remains the College’s highest-ranked subject in the 51-100 band.

Cardiff features in the Top 200 in four other subject areas – Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Earth and Marine Sciences and Environmental Sciences.

The University’s ambition is to achieve Top 100 status overall by 2017. With only one subject area in the College currently featuring in the Top 100, the main focus for improvement is in the academic and employer reputation surveys, which are weighted heavily. Each of us can make a contribution to improving our reputation with international academic institutions, through collaboration and raising the profile of our research in the media.