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May 21, 2019

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine highly ranked for gender diversity

LSHTMThe London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has been ranked as the UK’s top university for the proportion of academic research with women listed as authors in recently published prestigious rankings figures.

2019 CWTS Leiden Ranking’s new category – ‘Gender differences in publication’ – is the first to rank institutions based on gender diversity, and from 2014 to 2017 more than 46% of LSHTM research listed female authors. This is compared with only 30% of all academic research published by British universities as a whole.

In these prestigious rankings LSHTM also retained its position as first in Europe and eighth in the world for research impact in sciences for the proportion of its total publications ranking in the top 10% of most cited research. And LSHTM also came first in Europe and third in the world for publishing open access research, with over 80% of its research being open access.

Director of LSHTM, Professor Peter Piot, says, “The latest Leiden Ranking confirms our School’s position as one the world’s leading centres for research. It demonstrates our aims to make our research accessible to as many people as possible, to enable our work to influence policy and have real-world impact around the globe. The new rankings for gender diversity and open access provide important benchmarks against which we will work to continue to improve our performance. We are committed to further strengthening equality, diversity and inclusion at LSHTM – principles which provide the platform for our world-leading research and teaching.”

The 2019 CWTS Leiden Ranking are published by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University. It measures the scientific performance of more than 900 universities from 55 different countries around the world.

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Content added on 21st May 2019. 

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