The University has moved up the tables in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019, climbing to 201 – 250 of the 1259 institutions included globally.
Our position marks an improvement in the annual ranking from last year, when we were positioned 251 – 300.
The rankings are generated from data across five ‘pillars’, each of which represents a key area of higher education excellence. They cover: teaching; research; citations; industry income; and international outlook.
This year we scored particularly strongly on ‘international outlook’, although the driving force behind our improved position was in our score for research ‘citations’.
Commenting, Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Bernie Morley said: “It is great to see the University climbing in this important international league table which recognises key components of excellence for Higher Education comparing institutions around the world.
“This is down to a range of factors, but I am particularly pleased to see our scores for citations and international outlook both improve, due in part to our efforts to internationalise the work we do. As we develop a new international strategy under the leadership of Professor Bradshaw, to underpin and inform our international engagements for the years ahead, we will look to consolidate this work and to build on this position.”