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Research at the edge

Our research breaks down borders. Coming together from around the globe, researchers at St Andrews collaborate across disciplines to make new discoveries and tackle some of the world's biggest challenges.

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Athena SWAN commitment

The University renewed it's Athena SWAN Bronze Award in 2018 for a further three years. In addition to the institutional Bronze Award, the University holds three departmental Silver and twelve departmental Bronze awards.

Among the top in the world for arts and humanities

The University of St Andrews is one of the top 50 universities in the world for research and teaching in the arts and humanities according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020.

REF 2021 success

More than 88% of research carried out by the University of St Andrews is world-leading or internationally excellent, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021) published Thursday 12 May 2022.