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Peace studies provision features in World's elite institutions

Published: Fri 28 Feb 2014

The University of Bradford has been featured in the world's top 200 institutions in for its politics provision, part of the peace studies division at the University of Bradford.

For the third edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 3,002 universities were evaluated and 689 institutions ranked, with millions of citations, to verify the provision of 10,639 programmes. Politics, alongside the university’s pharmacy provision, was ranked in the top 151-200 universities in the World.

 
Professor David Francis, Head of the Department of Peace Studies and UNESCO Chair said: "The fact that Peace Studies is ranked in the Top 151 universities globally (Politics), demonstrates the high quality and relevance of our teaching, research, publications and knowledge transfer excellence as well as the rich and inspiring students learning experience we offer. As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of global education for peace, Peace Studies will continue to grow as the world’s largest academic centre of excellence for peace and conflict research".
 
The University of Bradford was the first university to run a Peace Studies degree and it celebrates its 40th anniversary at the University of Bradford this year with a special conference on the 1-3 May 2014. Peace Studies incorporates courses in development and peace studies, international relations, conflict resolution, international politics and security studies; and it offers a unique experience due to its staff being involved in a real-world public debates and policy-making in relation to local, regional, national and international issues. Peace Studies has a staff and study body of over 400 and it has a reputation for world-class peace research.
 
The rankings are available on the http://www.topuniversities.com website, with details about Bradford available here.

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