CAMRI Scores High in the 2020 QS World University Ranking

10th March 2020

The University of Westminster has ranked in 31st place for media and communication studies in the 2020 QS World University Rankings. This result reflects the high quality and international reputation of the research conducted by the members of the Communication and Media Research Institute and the School of Media and Communication. This rank means an improvement of nine places in comparison to 2019 when CAMRI was ranked at position 40.

The QS subject rankings use a composite indicator consisting of indicators that measure an institution’s reputation among other academics, citations (h-index, average citations per academic work), and reputation among employers.

Prof Christian Fuchs, director of CAMRI, commented, “Our excellent ranking in the QS World University Ranking has primarily to do with the research excellence and high international reputation of the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI). It is one of the world’s leading centres for the critical study of media and communication in society. The factors that were decisive for this year’s brilliant result are high academic reputation and a significant increase of two citation indicators that measure the academic impact of CAMRI’s published research. The two QS citation indicators, the h-index and average citations per academic work, have in 2020 increased by a significant degree, which combined with an excellent academic reputation indicator brought about the overall result. All of it together confirms the great quality of the work done by the people who make up CAMRI”.

Michaela O’Brien, Head of School for the Westminster School of Media and Communication, added “This fantastic achievement is a testament to the originality, hard work and dedication of all our research active staff. I would also like to acknowledge the role that our School Research Lead and CAMRI Director Christian Fuchs has played in this achievement, working with the CAMRI team and specifically CAMRI Deputy Directors Anastasia Kavada and Maria Michalis to forge a supportive and creative research environment where excellent research (and researchers) can thrive.”

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