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Centre for International Development ranked as one of the top in the world


The Centre for International Development has again been ranked as one of the top in the World according to the latest QS World University Rankings. The annual QS World University Rankings by Subject is a comprehensive guide to a range of popular subject areas. The rankings series reveals the top 200 universities in the world for 36 individual subjects.

The expert opinion of 85,062 academics and 41,910 employers informed the results, alongside the analysis of 17.3 million research papers and over 100 million citations. Over 3,500 universities were evaluated.

Whilst the QS Rankings regard any course in the top 200 as world leading, Bradford's Development Studies has been ranked within the top 100 this year, cementing its position as one of the best places to study this subject.

Head of Bradford's Centre for International Development (BCID) David Potts said: "We are delighted to be included in the top 100 universities for development studies. The current Bradford Centre for International Development was originally established in 1969 as the Project Planning Centre for Developing Countries and has been recognised for many years as a leading international centre for the study of project planning and management in a development context.

"This expertise is reflected in the postgraduate training provided to some of the world’s major development banks including the African Development Bank, the China Development Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank as well as the governments of many different countries. The Centre has since expanded its area of expertise into wider development issues including economics, finance and public policy and administration and we continue to recruit students from all over the world.

"BCID alumni can be found in the majority of the countries of the world and many of our alumni have risen to senior positions as can be seen from the alumni section of our website. BCID staff have work experience in a wide range of countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe and their research is reflected in a range of books, journal articles and research papers. Recent surveys of student satisfaction have been strongly positive and in the recent PTES survey 97% of our students indicated that they would recommend us as a place to study."

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian Cantor, said: “The University of Bradford is very proud of the high-quality of our courses. These ranking results place Bradford alongside the very best universities in the world, and I’m delighted and proud that our courses have been recognised in this way."

Pharmacy and Pharmacology at the University of Bradford have also been featured in this year's top 200 for the third year in a row. For more information on the rankings visit

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