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This is in the context of a university president verbally promoting the departments in his university which are nationally or internationally competitive.

One way, although I admit it is a bit clunky, to express this idea is the sentence mentioned in the title: "Our university is strong in [medicine, languages, social sciences, etc.]."

What are some alternative sentences with the same meaning, that is, changing the "is strong in" to another verb phrase?

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I would suggest saying

Our university excels in ...

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You could say

Our university is proficient in varied fields such as medicine, languages, social sciences, and so on.

In some other context, you could use words like potent, effective, or adept. But they may not suit your context, hence I have suggested proficient which seems to fit here.

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