St George’s, University of London, has been ranked the best in the world for the second year running for the quality of citations for research influence in the Times Higher World University Rankings 2018.

Times Higher ranking logo 250 2017

The Times Higher’s research influence indicator looks at a university’s role in spreading new knowledge and ideas. Research influence is examined by capturing the number of times a university’s published work has been cited by scholars all around the world.

This year it involved examining nearly 62 million citations to more than 12.4 million journal articles published over five years. Journal articles, conference proceedings, article reviews and books were analysed.

The citations help the Times Higher to illustrate how much each university is contributing to the sum of human knowledge, including whose research has stood out, has been picked up and built on by other scholars.

Importantly, it showed that the research at St George’s has been shared around the global scholarly community to expand the boundaries of our understanding, irrespective of discipline.

This year St George’s ranked 201–250 out of 1,102 institutions worldwide.

See the full Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.