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Courtauld Earns Top Three Spot in QS World University Rankings for Art History

23 Mar 2023

The Courtauld Institute of Art proudly announces its ranking as one of the top three universities worldwide for the study of History of Art, according to the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2023.

This outstanding achievement reflects The Courtauld’s unwavering commitment to academic excellence, world-class faculty, and a cutting-edge curriculum that equips its students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the world of art and culture.

Professor Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director of The Courtauld Institute of Art, expressed her delight at the news, stating: “This ranking by QS acknowledges the quality, devotion, focus and enthusiasm of our staff and students. It is extremely rewarding to witness The Courtauld’s being globally recognised for its extraordinary contributions to the understanding and appreciation of art history and conservation and its impact on the wider arts and cultural sector. As we continue to push the boundaries of research, teaching, and engagement, we remain committed to expanding and nurturing new generations of art historians and cultural leaders.”

Professor Alixe Bovey, Dean and Deputy Director of The Courtauld Institute of Art, added: “We are delighted that our contribution to art history, conservation and curating has been recognised in this year’s QS World University Rankings. Our position in this table reflects the brilliance and dedication of The Courtauld’s staff, students and alumni, the quality of its resources, and our profound commitment to art history as a vitally important humanities subject.

The QS World University Rankings serve as a highly regarded source of comparative data on university performance, evaluating institutions on five indicators: academic and employer reputation, research citations per paper, H-index, and international research network.

Art History is a brand-new addition to the annual rankings, joining 53 other subjects assessed in over 1,500 universities in 93 countries.

This acknowledgement from Global higher education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds solidifies The Courtauld’s status as an international leader in art historical education and research.