City rankings from August have yet again favored Bordeaux Métropole! This time, the rankings recognized the quality of the city’s health establishments and university.
The two establishments have come out on top: The University of Bordeaux in the Shanghai Ranking and the University Hospital (CHU) in the list by Le Point magazine.
Bordeaux CHU, 1st in the hospital ranking
Bordeaux CHU has come out on top of the 19th edition of the list of the 50 best public hospitals, according Le Point magazine.
For over 14 years, the CHU has held its place among the top three on the list. Ranked 1st in 2003 and 2005, it is once again at the top of the list this year.
This ranking highlights the establishment’s dynamic nature. It is considered as performing highly in all disciplines studied.
“The ranking acknowledges the high quality of the work carried out on a daily basis by the medical, nursing and hospital teams, for the benefit of the patients” according to the hospital’s director, Philippe Vigouroux, analyzing the reasons for their success: “research contributes to the quality of healthcare. The assets of our hospital in Bordeaux are: high-quality recruitment, research, our organization, and the ability to finance a top technical department and acquire the most modern techniques.”
At the Bordeaux CHU, 27 medical and surgical specialists occupy the first 5 places on a national scale.
The hospital has climbed to the top place for the following specializations:
- Vascular surgery
- Spinal surgery
- Trauma emergencies
- Colon and intestinal cancer
- Rectal cancer
Public hospital rankings are based on 2014 data from the PMSI program and on a survey of 580 public and private, not-for-profit establishments, and 574 private commercial establishments. 280 hospitals and 331 clinics participated, in 63 medical disciplines and 37 surgical disciplines.
Shanghai Ranking 2016: The University of Bordeaux enters the Top 200
For the first time, Bordeaux is part of the Top 200 in the worldwide ranking of universities, after three years ranked between the 200th and 300th positions.
France is placed 6th worldwide (behind the United States, China, Germany, the United Kingdom and Australia) and has 22 establishments among the top 500.
Despite the stability and the large number of French universities present, only the University of Bordeaux has played its cards right and is making progress.
It is now ranked 8th amongst French universities (4th outside Paris), and is especially helped by its considerable size.
Note that IdEx Bordeaux was confirmed in May 2016. It is supported by the University of Bordeaux, in close collaboration with the CNRS and INSERM and its tertiary education and public research partners in Bordeaux.
The Shanghai Ranking was created in 2003, and takes into account 6 criteria in discerning 500 establishments from the list of 1,200 worldwide, including the number of Nobel Prize winners amongst former students, the number of cited researchers the most often cited in their field, or the number of publications in the journals Science and Nature.
(Sources: Le Point 25/08/2016, CHU press release, Sud-Ouest 26/08/2016, L’Etudiant 15/08/2016)