UWS has been recognised as the highest-ranked Sports Science research institute in Scotland.
The University’s Institute of Clinical Exercise and Health Science has been placed as the highest-ranked Scottish institution by the Shanghai Ranking, a global league table of world university rankings.
The Institute, which has also been ranked equal 4th in the UK and within the top 75 Sport Science research institutes worldwide, is responsible for some of UWS’s leading research, covering sport and exercise science, coaching science, and broader national and international health challenges.
We are incredibly proud to see the Institute recognised as the highest-ranked Sports Science research institute in Scotland, especially given the prestige of the Shanghai Ranking. Colleagues from within the Institute are involved in research that is globally-relevant and impactful and with this ranking result, we can demonstrate that the research produced at UWS is some of the very best in the world.
Professor Nicholas Sculthorpe leads the Institute
Based at the University’s £110 million state-of-the-art Lanarkshire campus, the Institute is home to Scotland’s highest-specification environmental chamber - one of only two in the country and the only one in the West of Scotland, as well as a cardiovascular imaging suite, including state-of-the art cardiac and vascular ultrasound.
The team within the Institute are behind some of the University’s most pioneering research projects, including working with elite football clubs, such as Celtic F.C., to support the monitoring, assessment, and development of its elite youth academy players, as well as ground-breaking studies exploring the impact of menstruation on elite sporting performance and players’ experiences.
Professor Milan Radosavljevic, Vice-Principal, Research, Innovation & Engagement, said: “The recent Shanghai Ranking result is a phenomenal achievement for the Institute of Clinical Exercise and Health Science. Colleagues in the Institute should be incredibly proud of this fantastic recognition, which showcases research which is making a difference worldwide in the areas of sport and exercise science.
The knowledge and expertise of the team at UWS is truly world-leading and clearly sought after by elite sporting organisations. I’d like to extend a huge and deserved congratulations to everyone working within the Institute for this success.
Professor Milan Radosavljevic, Vice-Principal, Research, Innovation & Engagement
The Shanghai Ranking allows sport-related institutions and units to compare with similar peers other than multi-disciplinary universities in a specific subject. The top 300 universities are listed based on the measurement of publication, citation, citations per publication, top 25% journal publications, and internationally collaborated publications.
You can view the full Shanghai Ranking here.