ODID now second in world for Development Studies in QS university rankings

04 March, 2020

We are delighted that ODID is now ranked second in the world for Development Studies in the latest QS World University Rankings by subject.

ODID has steadily risen from fourth place in 2015, overtaking Harvard this year to rank second behind the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University.

The ranking reflects the strength of ODID’s teaching and research. The department offers six masters courses and two doctoral programmes across the broad field of development that attract students from across the globe.

We generate academically rigorous research into the underlying structures and overarching processes of development and draw on this deep scholarship to forge new ways of thinking about development that are helping to improve the lives of ordinary people, whether by informing policy at the highest level or by changing practice on the ground.

The QS subject rankings are compiled using four sources. The first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject.

The second two indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per paper and h-index in the relevant subject. These are sourced from Elsevier’s Scopus database, the world’s most comprehensive research citations database. 

These four components are combined to produce the results for each of the subject rankings, with weightings adapted for each discipline.

The results are available at www.TopUniversities.com